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  •  Wow. One is bad enough. (2+ / 0-)
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    Clytemnestra, ladybug53

    Eating meat is usually enough for me, but sometimes I get the whacky idea that I should go vegetarian.

    I don't know what I'd do if I had two anemias.

    Keep feeling better!

    •  my body doesn't make intrinsic factor any more (2+ / 0-)
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      indubitably, ladybug53

      I could eat a whole cow and still not absorb any of the B-12 from it.

      Vegetarians do get pernicious anemia but that's only after years and years and if they don't take a supplement with it.  The body will reabsorb the b-12 it uses, and there is very little lost in the cycle.  But again re-absorption happens in the gut and because I don't have intrinsic factor that never takes place - so even the B-12 that I use gets washed out of my body.

      :-)

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:37:36 PM PDT

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