DepressionDiaries: I have Anaemia

Recently I got my results for my blood test and it turns out my iron level in my blood is a bit too low which would explain the chronic fatigue I’ve been having over the past couple of months.

You need a good amount of iron for your body to be able to produce haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin carries oxygen around the body so with a lack of iron comes a lack of haemoglobin therefore not enough oxygen is passed quickly round the body causing fatigue.

Symptoms of anaemia include;

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • pale skin
  • insomnia
  • leg cramps

There are more but the ones above I’ve been experiencing notably recently. So as well as melatonin tablets to increase my melatonin levels I will need to take iron tablets to increase my iron levels… Not fun but necessary.

I have officially quit college as now I’m not only mentally ill but physically also and I don’t think I would have been able to cope with the course much longer but it was well worth the time I spent there as I learned enough to be confident to get a DSLR camera which is pretty awesome.

Anyway, I’ll leave it here for now.


NI2M ❤


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