okay so i know i'm iron deficient. that's not the issue. the issue is that i'm taking iron tablets, they're getting absorbed and it's not getting any better. i still need something like 12 hours of sleep a night, have horrible brain fog and absolutely no energy. it is having very bad, very obvious effects on my performance at work and has been for a long time.
i don't want to go back to a doctor, all they'll do is run another blood test and come back with "you're iron deficient" and i already freaking know that.
so how long do i have to wait before this starts getting better? i want to be able to get up early without having to drag myself around with my eyes shut and be able to do my job without making stupid mistakes and at the speed i used to be able to do it, the speed that got me the reputation i have now. you know?