I got routine blood work done, and it showed I'm mildly anemic. My doctor has my on iron pills- 325 mg of ferrous sulfate 2X a day. Honestly, I'm a little skeptical. I don't remember if I was on my period or not when I got the blood work done... but if I was, could that have contributed to the low iron levels? Some of my numbers: Iron: 31, Ferritin: 4.4, Hemoglobin: 10.7. Could I have just been having a bad day, or do these numbers not fluctuate like that? The blood work was expensive, so I don't want to request another test just to double check, unless there is a chance there was a mistake.
Anybody else out there on it for bipolar mania. It stunts my appetite so I have to force my self to eat. I guess it is not all bad as I do not gain any weight from Zyprexa.
I'm feeling noticeably better as far as my mood goes and I actually am capable at times of exercising patience in public when called for. I have no idea what to attribute this change too. I think it might be a combination of my experience son this site where I am surrounded by people who are like me with respect to my illness. And also another factor is the change of weather - I just do so much...