Anemia is a bitch

I found out why I’m so tired all the time. I’m anemic. I started taking iron supplements about a month ago, and they’ve helped a lot, but I’m still tired. I’ve gone from feeling completely exhausted all of the time (fatigue level: recovering from pneumonia) to feeling kind of ok-ish until I try to do anything requiring physical or mental energy, which means I feel ok for about an hour or so a day, and then feel tired for 4-5 hours (fatigue level: recovering from sleep deprivation), and then have to take a nap (fatigue level: zzzzzz).

What’s especially frustrating is the way my brain just won’t work. I feel like my IQ has dropped 40 points.

There are so many things I want to do and need to do, and they’re just not happening. Anything that is happening is happening in slow motion.

So I’m in limbo, waiting for the iron supplements to finish taking effect.


Anyone dealing with anemia? Any helpful words?