It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anemia Message Board

  • Iron/B12 deficient and menstrual cycle?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
    halielz
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    halielz's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: California
    Posts: 42
    halielz HB User
    Iron/B12 deficient and menstrual cycle?

    So... my period started today (the day before my birthday, grr).

    It's very heavy, as usual. And I am feeling very sick... this is just because of losing blood?

    Should I up my iron or my B12 while bleeding? Or both?

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 12-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
    FLFLOWERGIRL
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    FLFLOWERGIRL's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: FL
    Posts: 2,379
    FLFLOWERGIRL HB UserFLFLOWERGIRL HB UserFLFLOWERGIRL HB UserFLFLOWERGIRL HB UserFLFLOWERGIRL HB User
    Re: Iron/B12 deficient and menstrual cycle?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by halielz View Post
    So... my period started today (the day before my birthday, grr).

    It's very heavy, as usual. And I am feeling very sick... this is just because of losing blood?

    Should I up my iron or my B12 while bleeding? Or both?
    (((((HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!))))) Since you are having a problem with iron, I have read that it is good to double up on the days that there is blood loss. I think if I remember correctly that you were on low dose anyway? It won't hurt to raise your B-12 either AND it helps to make new red blood cells. Have a great day tomorrow!! K. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
    Old 12-15-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
    scout316
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Location: Aurora,IL,USA
    Posts: 643
    scout316 HB Userscout316 HB User
    Re: Iron/B12 deficient and menstrual cycle?

    Happy Birthday To You Hallie!!!!

    You have to feel better for your big day!

    I hope you are going to have an iron rich yummy birthday meal tomorrow!

    I can answer your question about losing B12 with blood loss from a period..It Doesn't Happen!I asked my hematologist(who was the best!)about that and she said"You Don't Lose B12 With A Period"...yes she did say that....iron on the other hand is another thing!

    Well I hope you have a wonderful,happy,special day tomorrow!Hope things start to get better for you...just keep taking the supplements....you don't have to worry about taking too much B12,because it's a water soluble vitamin...so your body will only take what it needs...usually about 60%of it goes down the toilet right away!That is a fact~

    I also read that things like soda keep your body from absorbing iron(just in case you drink soda),but you probably know that!Also potassium can do the same thing to your B12....interesting(I've researched so much on B12 and just when I thought there wasn't anything new to learn..I learn another new thing...).

    Have a Very Happy Birthday

    Scout~

     
    Old 12-22-2008, 01:57 PM   #4
    halielz
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    halielz's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: California
    Posts: 42
    halielz HB User
    Re: Iron/B12 deficient and menstrual cycle?

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, FLFLOWERGIRL and scout316! My day went well... I did have an iron rich dinner, and I wasn't sick the whole weekend!

    This last weekend is another story, haha.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Low Ferritin and Iron, feeling awful. Kathy444 Vitamins & Supplements 2 10-03-2011 11:32 AM
    What is the best type of iron? beth67 Anemia 7 07-14-2009 08:00 PM
    Low Ferritin levels and Iron/TIBC sat Aview Anemia 1 03-31-2009 06:02 PM
    Low Iron, folliculitis babygurl77 Hair Loss / Alopecia 3 06-24-2008 04:14 AM
    interveous Iron side effects dorri Anemia 63 01-26-2008 06:22 PM
    iron and b12 deficient anemia myhearthurts Anemia 10 07-16-2007 12:22 PM
    just had iron tests, need help understanding berty Anemia 7 06-29-2007 06:34 AM
    Can you be both B12 and Iron deficient? barbw Anemia 16 04-18-2007 07:20 AM
    Could gingivitis and poor iron diet cause iron deficiency for a man? Dan1978 Anemia 4 04-15-2007 07:35 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:23 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!