So, I go to the doctor because I feel like I’m LOSING MY MIND! I was mad at everybody, everything and so obviously irritated I could feel it in my fingertips!
And the doc suggested an anti-depressant.
I don’t want to be on an anti-depressant, I feel like there’s something wrong & I want to get to the root of the problem, so I contact my trusted health guru, Maria Emmerich from KETO ADAPTED. She suggests I have a list of blood work drawn.
B-12, Ferritin (for Iron), Vitamin D, and Full Panel Thyroid with Antibodies
So, the first doctor I went to requesting these tests told me, there was no reason (because I wasn’t complaining of being tired) to do a Ferritin test, and she would run a Full Panel Thyroid, but there was no apparent need for her to run it with Antibodies.
WOW! A doctor is standing IN MY WAY, when it comes to me trying to figure out my health issues! I was furious, after the shock wore off!
So, I found another doc. A nurse practitioner, actually. She ran all the tests, but guess what? The tests all came back NORMAL. My levels were smack-dab in the middle of all the lows & highs that consider me “in the normal range,” so, you’re fine – here’s an anti-depressant.
I then ask my trusted health guru to examine my results and my FERRITIN level was NOT NORMAL. Yep, that’s the test the first doc wouldn’t even consider running!
I was low and significantly low, so it was recommended that I take a liquid iron for three months & retest:
Three days, yes THREE WHOLE DAYS (when I’d been going CrA-cRa for 18 months!) and the fog was lifted, my irritation level minimized, my crazy world was coming back to normal – all because I was low in iron!
Lesson 1. Trust your instincts
Lesson 2. Do NOT let anyone stand in the way of you controlling YOUR BODY’s health
Lesson 3. Find a trusted health guru who knows their sh!t