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Hi I went for blood work last week because I mentioned to my GP that perhaps the reason I am so sluggish and achy and sick all the time may be from low iron? I did have low iron levels in the past and was on Ferrous Gluconate Iron 35mg X 3 daily. The last time my iron level were take this GP said I was in the low-below normal level that was in July/07. I have also given myself B12 shots in the past because I do not eat meat, leafy green vegy's or anything really that you need for good B12 level. I am a very sparatic eater, I like fruit, toast, soups (probably all bad stuff with little real nutritition. So I went for these blood tests last Wed at 3:00pm and my Dr office called me at 9:30am the next morning saying my Dr wanted to see me. Worried now! My father had leukemia around my age I am 55 he was 58 I take pantoloc for gerd due to eosophagal erosion (my father also had eosophagal cancer-2 totally different cancers).

When I went to the Dr he looked in my eyelids and they were not very pink/red, he lokked at my finger nails (pale with lines and thin) Also I am so tired I could fall alseep anywhere anytime even mid conversation if it takes too long. My tongue is always sore, I cannot handle anything sour or spicey it hurts. I have no energy. I feel spaced out (from being so tired?)Oh yea my hair is falling out I can take about 10-20 strands if I am fooling around with my hair-just handfulls it sees. I am pale or very fair. My neck glands under my ears always feel sore and I am always breathless-really breathless. I am on 3 inhaler's for suspicion of COPD but I am wondering now if low iron could be contributing, I have 2 hour naps throughout the day, or if I go out and about as soon as I get home I can't lie down fast enough and I will konk right out. I go from freezing cold to hot-hot-hot because my hubby keeps turning the heat up.

I know it's a lot to take in but I decided to throw it into the forum and see what any of you may know. My Dr follow up appt is not till Thursday the 18th-4 days away. Oh yea forgot to mention I did give myself a B12 shot about 3 weeks ago 2000mcg now could this deplete in this amount of time? I no longer have a period so it's not that.





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