Our expert says:
Wishing you all the best for 2009. If a doctor prescribed the Autrin for you, it is because you are probably suffering from anaemia. It is essential for you to take the Autrin every day as prescribed for 3 months or longer until your blood iron and/or vitamin B12 levels are back to normal. It takes a long time to replenish your body stores of iron and/or vit B12, and you should not just stop taking the supplement for 3 weeks at a time. This is why you are feeling so faint and tired again. First complete your iron and vit B12 treatment and then go back to the dr who prescribed the Autrin and let him/her to a blood test to see if your blood levels of iron and/or b12 are back to normal. Don't start with any exercise until the supplement has had a chance to start working (2-3 weeks) and then be gentle with yourself. Anaemia can be a most debilitating and exhausting condition. You should also ensure that you eat plenty of foods that are rich in iron and vit B12 such as liver, red meat, fish, egg yolk, iron-fortified breakfast cereals and dried fruit to boost your intake.
Stick to the Autrin till your anaemia has cleared up. The Supradyn Recharge does contain some iron and B12, but not in high enough doses to treat anaemia. You can use Supradyn again when your anaemia is better.
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