If There's A Reason


6 comments posted
A Good Reason...

...to drink more Guiness. Or perhaps eat spinach.

Posted by Jo (not verified) on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 20:24

Holy crap - you'd think the doctor would want to give you a quick call when that lab test came back, no? Don't forget to add some B12 and folic acid as well. And don't take your iron at the same time as anything high in calcium. Take care.

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 08:17
Vitamin C

Take your iron with orange juice - helps your body absorb.

Posted by Jen Gilbert (not verified) on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 13:59

Especially for the reminder about Guinness, J.!

Yes vitamin c, b12, folic acid.

No calcium, coffee, red wine.

Yeah, kind of weird that I didn't get a call, especially when they were concerned that it was a little low at 17. Meh, didn't kill me, but I'm glad I needed more valtrex.

Posted by megan on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 17:33
Folic acid

What is up with the folic acid? By which I mean, is there an actual reason for one's own health to take it, separate from the massive social-marketing campaign to get women to take daily doses for their entire reproductive lives to stop a theoretical/future fetus from ending up with spina bifida?

Just curious. (Given my grumpiness every time my mother, doctor, or multitudinous magazine/newspaper writers suggest it, with the unspoken warning of Massive Personal Guilt should disabling congenital disease fall on the heels of unheeded advice, despite the fortification of various staples with folic acid since the link was established years ago.)

Posted by Sam (not verified) on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 20:02

you know, i'm not sure. i'm not taking it, i just read somewhere that i should be, that it had something to do with fatigue. somewhere that i've totally forgotten about and misplaced. i'll keep an eye out though...

Posted by megan on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 21:05