January was a rough month for me. I had that fibro flare up that started before Christmas and would not let up. Then in the first week of January, I became very ill - weak, lethargic, feverish and in a lot of pain that I thought was pancreatitis again.
Many tests later, it turns out I am anemic. Now I've always had low blood iron but never been diagnosed as anemic. I am now taking 3x the normal dose of iron supplements and in just a week I do feel more like myself in terms of energy. I will get blood work done again in a few weeks to see if the iron levels have increased and if not, I may need an iron infusion - fun times - NOT!The iron does a huge number on my stomach though so that is not fun. I'm also making a conscious effort to eat more iron-rich foods.
I only just started going back to the Y last week and get tired and muscle pains very quickly so I'm taking it easy and also trying to get more sleep - hopefully a combination of all these things can only make the situation better. Let's hope February brings warmer weather, better health and just general good luck!