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    Default I am so weak in the morning - any advice?

    I am so weak in the morning, which of course is when I need to do the most. I eat what I consider to be a good breakfast but shortly thereafter need to sit down when I really need to be getting the boys ready for preschool. I went grocery shopping at Target yesterday after dropping my older son off at preschool and had to camp out on a bench in the shoe department for quite a while until I felt like I could get up and get moving again. I have a prescription for iron pills and am thinking maybe I need to start taking those. Any other ideas? I'm 24 weeks today.

    Thanks,
    Karla

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    I'm no professional but you could be anemic. If you have a script for iron you probably should take them. My wife was feeling the same way because she didn' t have enough iron. She's now taking Slow FE and feeling better.

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    caheinz is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Have you checked with your doc since you've felt like this? Seems like it would be worth at least a phone call...
    mommy to three boys: A, 3/04
    and identical twins B and D, arrived 9/08

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    gatorsmom is offline Pink Diamond level (15,000+ posts)
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    You could have low blood sugar. Have you tried eating a cookie or breakfast bar when you feel like this?

    I used to feel weak in the morning too and oddly enough, the only thing that helped was high protein foods. So, when I was out and about I started carrying snacks high in protein with me. Kashi granola bars were a favorite. I also loved chocolate milk because it had good protein AND carb levels.
    "People are made for happiness. Rightly then, you thirst for happiness. Christ has the answer to this desire of yours. But he asks you to trust him." -St. John Paul II

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    caheinz is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Any update?

    I happened to have some blood work (unrelated to being pg) last week, and it came back slightly anemic. I loaded up on iron-rich foods this weekend, and have been feeling a bit more energetic... so it definitely could be a lack of iron...
    mommy to three boys: A, 3/04
    and identical twins B and D, arrived 9/08

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