Anemia From Too Much Bleeding
As my body prepares for menopause, it gets confused over what it's supposed to be doing, like if it's supposed to be having periods or not. So I don't have periods for a while. Then I have periods that don't stop. I know this is relatively normal and got a pap smear done to be sure I don't have cancer and tried to be patient. But when I started wanting to sleep on my days off and feeling lightheaded, I knew it was time to act. I read up on it on the internet and went to a gynecologist and asked for something to stop the bleeding. He gave me some medicine and the bleeding stopped within 3-4 days. He also checked my blood count (CBC) and has now prescribed vitamins with iron because my numbers were very low. My hemoglobin was 8.9 and my hematocrit was 29. I've never been that anemic in my life. That's lower than most women experience even after childbirth. So I googled 'correcting anemia with nutrition" and found that the best foods to eat are beef, chicken, chicken liver, clams, oysters, and mussels. Meat sources of iron are easier to absorb than vegetable sources so it's important to eat meat if you are not a vegetarian. I'm really tired.