Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Case of the Mondays...Every Day

For the past few months I have been exhausted. Like, super exhausted. But I have a family, and a job, and a blog, so, you

I have also been a bit on the cold side, but so is everyone else in the midwest because, you know...winter.

Oh, and I have felt like a cro-magnon moron who can barely put a thought together, but, you know...what was I saying again?

Then, around Christmas, I started getting dizzy a lot. If I stood up too fast I would damn near pass out. But, you know...well, that one was a bit harder to write off.

I thought maybe I just needed to adjust my meds for my hypothyroidism but my tests had been coming back fine so that most likely wasn't the answer.

Since, like most things when you have a thyroid issues, most doctors will tell you it is all in your head, I basically gave up.

But after a little time with Dr. Google, I found a possible solution: I was low on iron. Um...duh. Symptoms of being low on iron? Tired, constantly cold, trouble concentrating, dizzy spells... 

Also, apparently a lot of people with thyroid issues are also low on iron (and depressed and have random white eyebrows and, well, it is one hell of a sexy condition, let me tell you).

So I went back to Dr. Google, looked up some stuff and learned the best route to go: liquid iron, which is more easily used by the body than iron in pill form. I was also worried about the fact that iron can constipate you because HELL NO will I ever go through that again so I wanted one that wouldn't clog up the pipes. 

In all my research, I found Flordix Iron and Herbs (Ha, they said dix). I also found that it is great for adding iron during pregnancy so all you fertile myrtels that be low on iron, take head, man (<-- see what I did there?).

So how am I feeling now? BETTER. I haven't had a dizzy spell since I started it, have been able to stay up past 8 p.m., can actually concentrate and THINK again, and still poo on the reg. The only downside? The stuff tastes like butt, BUT if you mix it with some OJ it is totally fine (it kind of tastes like funky apple juice on its own and I HATE apple juice).

Anyhoodle, I figured some of you all might be in the same sinking ship boat and could use the info, yo. Word to your Fe, B (<-- see what I did there?).

If you share this post, I will buy you a pony. I suck at Twitter. I am OK at Facebook. Pinterest is my bitch. I am also on Bloglovin' and Instagram.

This post was sponsored by Flora Inc. but you Boozehounds know I would NEVAH EVAH subject you to anything I didn't think was amazeballs on my own. I promise I took their iron, felt better and still pooped. For realzies. 

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