For years I dealt with the struggles iron deficiency brings; extreme fatigue, depression, hair loss, heart palpitations, headaches, night sweats, etc. I had no choice but to push though it, there’s no time for Mama to be out of commission!
I worked so hard to try and get my levels up, taking multiple iron supplements 5+ times a day (which is a terrible idea & I don’t recommend!); pills, liquids, nasty shots of Geritol…yuck.
But my iron levels barely moved…
Ultimately, I actually quit taking iron supplements for a while, because they made me feel so terrible and didn’t do any good!
As a last resort, I wound up doing months of dangerous and expensive IV iron infusions.
and yet…I still felt like I was slowly dying…Something. Had. To. Change.
After multiple pregnancies, bariatric & reconstructive surgeries, and years of struggling with iron deficiency...I was barely functioning in my life. I wanted to badly to have energy to keep up with my kids...but I felt like shell of the woman I should be.
As a busy Mom of 3, wife, and woman I couldn’t afford to live like that any longer.
But, it seemed that no matter what I tried or how many supplements I took, nothing seemed to help. I felt like I was slowly dying. Enough was enough!