Friday, March 26, 2010
Allergies and Iron
I don't know what it is but I've been just SO tired lately. Nothing has changed, same amount of sleep, same amount of coffee. I have noticed my allergies getting WAY worse. Usually my body gets tired when allergies are bad. I currently take loratadine which is compatible with breastfeeding. I'd rather not take any medicine. I've read before about taking a tsp of local honey every day instead. Since local honey has local pollen in it it kind of builds up your system to the pollen. I have to start today. I think I will try and go get some honey when Ben gets off work today. I'm wondering if I am allergic to one of our blooming plants in our backyard. I don't know how I would ever know what I'm allergic to. If I knew, I would rip the plant out and take it far away from me. Can you get tested for different types of plants the same way you can get tested for food allergies? I guess I could probably just google that.
Another contributor for my all around tiredness is probably lack of Iron. I stopped taking my prenatal vitamin a month or so ago because I think excessive Vitamin C gives Luke a diaper rash. I notice when I don't take it, his rash goes away. I am pretty confident that it is Vitamin C because I have literally tried to see if it was anything else. Anyways, after all the talk about lactational amenorrhea, my period came back. I guess I knew that was coming subconsciously. I'm pretty bummed about it. I thought I had another few months at least... I guess little Pookie is sleeping longer and eating more. My favorite neighbor Mom had mentioned that I should probably be taking iron now that Aunt Flow is back. Just in the last few days I haven't really even got the energy to leave the house. It sounds like I'm depressed or something but it's just because I feel so tired. I started taking the Iron again and I think that should help a little. Maybe if I can get the honey today too I'll feel less tired. I can't go on like this Ahh! lol