Since my Dallas trip, I have really been suffering and in pain as I recover from the damage I did. I gained three pounds while in Dallas and I ate out for every meal. I had no choice but to eat out, but I did cheat at least twice and have things that I probably should have passed on.
Then when I returned, I had to buy all new vitamins. I decided to go ahead and start taking iron supplements in hopes to further combat the hair loss I have been suffering, which by the way, has slowed down tremendously.
As soon as I got back from my trip, I returned to my normal eating habits. It took me all week, but I lost the three pounds that I gained, but my stomach was still really bothering me. Then the other day, my stomach started feeling better. I also noticed that I forgot to take my iron pill. I made sure to take it yesterday though. As soon as I took it, the stomach pain came right back. Not only that, it felt like the iron tore right through me like Drano. My stomach burned and ached and I had to run to the bathroom three times. It was awful. Today, I did not take the iron and I have not had any stomach problems at all.
All this time, I thought it was just the food I ate in Dallas still bugging me. I was afraid I had really hurt myself. But no, it was the iron supplement.
I still want to take iron, but maybe I’ll only do it once or twice a week and take it with crackers or something so that it doesn’t rip my stomach apart again. Or maybe I’ll just eat more spinach. I like spinach. Can you say Chicken Saag?