Last night while getting into bed, I had an overwhelming wish that I could snap my fingers and make my iron count sky-rocket. It is hard not to wonder what it would be like to have a ferritin of over 100.
Part of the frustration is that I have had a stomach ache that will be approaching two months next week. Not only that, but I stopped taking any iron about 5 days ago to see if I could get it to go away and it hasn’t. So… I took 2 of the gentle iron capsules last night (50mg) and I can’t say that I feel any worse this morning.
My hypothesis is that the iron “binge” that I’ve been on has further destroyed my intestinal villae and I’m having trouble digesting things again. I’m not sure what to do to make it go away right now.
This last month I’ve done a lot of reading about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and while it looks really interesting…. I have two main problems with applying it:
1) I don’t eat meat.
2) I run a lot.
I also think it is very strange that it allows some hard cheeses. They seem like they would be very hard on the system. At least I know that cheese is very hard on mine and can only be tolerated in small doses. It also seems like soluble fiber would be a good thing, like it is for most people with IBS. But the SCD people want to limit many of those sources including potatoes and sweet potatoes. Perhaps they are going for a lower glycemic index, but I haven’t read that.
I am thinking another food elimination diet might be in order, perhaps I’m being triggered by something else.