I spent a copay that would have paid for gas for a week to see Dr. Allergy Specialist. Only to be given a prescription for a different nasal spray, get more details on the fact that I'm actually not allergic to dust or pets or mold (you know what that means? I don't have to clean my house any more!). And he told me that the one thing off from my blood work was that I was mildly anemic. "I don't know why that would be..." he said. And I'm thinking, I've had that off and on my whole life; I'm not surprised, except that in July, I was fine. So now I can dream of how much energy I might have if I wasn't a bit anemic. "You mean I might stop wanting to sleep 12 hours a day?" Yes, that was what he meant.
So now I can search for suplements that don't cost a million dollars. But really, I've had it off and on, and I don't see so much difference between me with enough red blood cells versus me with less than the standard. I would blame the 12 hour sleep thing, or the light-headed thing. But both of those came after the flu, and my blood test came before the flu.
I could blame my depression on it. Hmmm, maybe a bit of my depression.
Back to the light-headed thing. It's really weird. Like a wave of weakness coming over my head and face. Once it was bad enough I felt I should sit down so as to ensure not fainting. But mostly it's just annoying and scarey. I was supposed to call Mr. Psychiatrist about it today (that's what my mom thought would be best when I talked to her last night). But I've hardly had it at all today. Maybe it's passed. Besides, how am I supposed to describe that over the phone? If it doesn't drive me crazy or convince me it is a significant danger to my health, I want to wait until I see Mr. Psychiatrist next week.
My cold-flu-pink eye is pretty much over, except for one plugged up ear. Silly thing (and that is another explaination for the light headed feeling - dizzyness from the balance thing in my ear. Who knows?).