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From Orlando, Florida, USA:

I am 16 years old and have always been a "vegetarian". Ever since I was about two, I've never liked meat. So, for the most part, my diet has consisted largely of pasta, cereals, breads, crackers, etc. I think i have low iron, but it seems like my weakness is affected by sugar. I feel tired all the time, I'm moody, my hands and feet get very cold at times, and I find that large amounts of sugar make me feel "sugar-brained" or "sugary" in the head, although low amounts of sugar when I'm tired seem to pick me up. I don't know if this is significant or not. Is low blood sugar often confused with low iron or vice versa? Should I get myself checked?


I'm sorry that I can't be more helpful but your symptoms are too vague to mean much. If you feel 'poorly' then it would do no harm to consult with your physician.


Original posting 23 Oct 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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