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Guess who is anemic!? ME!!!!!!! It all makes sense right now.  While I don’t have ALL of these symptoms – check it out:

  • Anxiety often resulting in OCD-type compulsions and obsessions
  • Irritability or a low feeling
  • Angina
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Tinnitus
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Palpitations
  • Hair loss
  • Fainting or feeling faint
  • Depression
  • Breathlessness
  • Twitching muscles
  • Pale yellow skin
  • Tingling, numbness, or burning sensations
  • Missed menstrual cycle
  • Slow social development
  • Glossitis (inflammation or infection of the tongue)
  • Angular cheilitis (inflammatory lesions at the mouth’s corners)
  • Koilonychia (spoon-shaped nails) or nails that are weak or brittle
  • Poor appetite
  • Pruritus (itchiness)
  • Dysphagia due to formation of esophageal webs (Plummer-Vinson syndrome)
  • Insomnia
  • Restless legs syndrome[6]

I bolded what I usually deal with. Isn’t this CRAZY!?

My whole life I’ve been BORDERLINE anemic. Every blood test – the doc would tell me that I ALMOST present as an anemic but have never officially been given the title. Well, while at the hospital this week the ER doctor told me I WAS anemic officially. I didn’t have a chance to look it up until right now and found this list on Wikipedia. Out of control!

The dizziness.

The heart palpitations.

The shortness of breath.

BOOM! Thank GOD because I was so afraid of having to see a cardiologist! I’m going to the doctor in a few minutes and am going to bring this up. What a relief.

But now I understand my bacon obsession! I mean… I’ve been OUT OF CONTROL lately with the pig. Wonder if that will go away once the baby comes?



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