Because your haemoglobin and iron levels are lower than normal, this is the reason why you have been told you are anaemic and have been prescribed with iron medication.
The blood test in six weeks time will be able to show whether the iron is helping to build up your blood red corpuscles.
Make sure that you also eat a healthy well balanced diet. All offal contain high levels of iron (kidneys, liver, heart), egg yolks, cereals are fortified with iron, dark green vegetables and spinach also contain iron.
Read the instructions on the packet as you have to avoid antacids and drinking tea at the same time.
The doctors are pretty good to answer questions if you have a query.
OK thanks for that - must admit I am pretty bad at eating meat but I am trying to eat as much as I can. I am also slightly at a disadvantage with cereals as I cannot eat wheat/gluten. Veggies I am fine with. Fingers crossed! :)
You can now buy gluten free products at the major supermarkets now.
But I suppose all cereals are made out of wheat so you would have to avoid them with having Coeliac disease.
Once the iron kicks in, you will start to feel better and not so tired.
The iron medication can make you constipated, so take care with that and make sure you drink plenty of water and eat the foods that are OK with you that have fibre, veg and fruit.