tired legs--from running, heat, weight, what??

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  • lightenup2016
    lightenup2016 Posts: 1,051 Member
    Ugh, yeah I’ll call my doctor today. My hemoglobin was 13.0 when I donated blood back in April, so this is a recent thing (but the timing does align with when the fatigue started). I wonder if I never recovered well after giving blood in April? It was the first time in a very long time that I had donated, and I’ve been running hard since April.
  • lightenup2016
    lightenup2016 Posts: 1,051 Member
    I got my CBC blood test and ferritin/iron test results back. Hemoglobin was low (11.5) and ferritin was low (6). A few other things low/high also indicating iron deficiency anemia. So, iron pills and fortified cereals, here I come!! :smiley:
  • mothermoose116
    mothermoose116 Posts: 20 Member
    Glad you have figured out what you need to address. Do you have long QT? My husband and daughter both have it and my husband (a runner) definitely found beta blockers slowed his running.
  • lightenup2016
    lightenup2016 Posts: 1,051 Member
    Yes, Long QT! I recently switched from Nadolol to Propranolol, and I feel slightly better, even with running. But I do wish there was a different option than beta blockers! They're not friendly for workouts!!