It would be very unusual to get anemic that fast no matter the cause. Further, anemia isn't fixed in two days of supplementation/black strap molasses. It just isn't possible. Vitamin C wouldn't have had anything to do with it at any rate.
But if your iron was really low here's my suspicion as I've seen it myself (confirmed in serial blood draws). Your body was trying fight the illness/illnesses. Our bodies are pretty smart and iron is used for some viruses to replicate (and feeds bacteria as well I believe). So in illness the body can make the iron essentially unavailable to the body. If you do a lab test at that time you'll have high ferritin (available iron) but low iron, iron binding, and the rest of the iron deficiency indicators. My son at that time was symptomatic for anemia. It corrects when the illness is past as your body really does have enough iron. This sounds more like what you experienced to me.
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