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Listening To My Body

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?

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