Our expert says:
It can take 3 months or more for your iron levels to get back to normal, so keep on with the tablets and eat plenty of iron-rich foods like red meat, liver, fish and egg yolk. Cereals which are fortified with iron also contribute a good quantity of iron to the diet esp if you eat them together with a good source of vit C (citrus fruits like orange juice, strawberries, pawpaw, etc). The symptoms you describe can well be due to the iron deficiency anaemia, but if they don't clear up in 3 months, then you need to seek some more professional advice - this time from a clinical psychologist to help you if you are suffering from depression which is not related to physical causes. Depression can also make one lose weight, so keep an eye on this. The exercise will be good for you as long as you don't overdo things while you are still so anaemic. Take it easy until you are feeling a lot better.
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