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    Joe Catalano

    We all know when you eat a lot especially of some foods you get tired and take a nap. well multiply that by 10 times I have MDS -low risk diagnosed June 2021 been on aranespdue to hemoglobin which is maintained at 8.5 I’m guess I’m lucky it stays there however, whenever I eat, I fall asleep almost immediately and I’m out cold for at least an hour almost like I passed out rather than went to sleep. Any experiences similar to this?

    Kevin Dugan

    Oh yes! I get everything important done in morning. 8.5 will drag you down.

    Ashley Moncrief

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for reaching out! You are so right; it’s a pretty common experience. It’s a mixture of a lot of things like the release of hormones after eating and changes in your blood sugar. When you are already worn down by anemia, it makes it much harder. It can help to eat more frequent, but smaller meals but I know that can certainly be hard to do.

    Hope this helps!


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