... Hello all,
I am posting here because Im hoping to find an answer to my issues. Im a 23 year old male college student. Im very active and since Im into weightlifting I keep a pretty healthy diet that includes fish (swordfish, tuna, trout, etc), chicken, and red meat at least every other day and lots of greens. Ive been struggling with severe diarrhea for going on two... (9 replies)
... eath, hair falling out, nails breaking and chipping , terrible panic attacks, my hands and feet tingling and an abundance of other symptoms. I have been battling anemia and didn't no what it was for years but severely for 2 years. ... (1 replies)
... Frustrating visit today. I didn't even get to see the hematologist, only his nurse. Decided course of treatment is weekly iron infusions for a month along with weekly labs. Referrals to gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, etc. were put on hold until after I have my infusions. The reasoning was that the iron deficiency would skew any other workups. More labs done today,... (5 replies)
... situation I have had for a while. I have always been 'anemic'. Whenever, I get labs done my hgb, hct, MCV, MHC, MCHC are always low. And in order to deal with my anemia I always supplemented with iron. I just had a baby 3 months ago, and during my pregnancy I got very frustrated trying to understand my body. ... (0 replies)
... Deficiency Anemia Treatment with pills has started. ... (0 replies)
... I had an ablation 1 yr ago June due to moderate anemia 8.5 hgb and a 2 ferritin. I can happily report that this is one of the best things that I have done for myself. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks again for your quick replies. Still waiting for the iron test. I've had two CBCs in a week and both had the same result as far as pattern, but the RBC HGB all HCT went a little lower (the second set of results is the one I originally posted about), and the platelets higher (but not out of control).
These are what the first results showed:
WBC: 4.9 (3.8-10.8)... (7 replies)
... Low Blood 11.3 Low MCH 26.5 and High RDW 16.334 year old Mother of 3
Low Blood 11.3 Low MCH 26.5 and High RDW 16.3 (Report attached)I didnt see the attachment so i am doing it again. (If it doesnt attach then I guess I cant upload a PDF)
Low Blood 11.3 Low MCH 26.5 and High RDW 16.3 (Report attached)Okay. ( I posted it again with the corrections and I posted the... (0 replies)
... I'm somewhat new to this world of anemia. We've been doing labs for close to a year, but my doctor is just now suggesting moving on from oral supplements to getting checked out by a GI doctor as well as needing to speak to my GYN.
I am a 27 y/o female, mother of one (aged 3yrs 7months). I take synthroid 88mcg for Hashimoto's, 1,000mg bid of metformin for PCOS, 800mg of... (6 replies)
... Ever since I was a baby, my hemoglobin has been slightly low. My mom was told to increase my iron rich foods. However, out of all 8 of her children, I was the only one with this issue. ... (6 replies)
... First off, I am being treated for Severe Vitamin D Deficiency. But I am still feeling sick... tons of joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue.
My endo just did some lab testing and here are the findings:
Iron 29 (35 - 180 ug/dL)
Iron Binding Cap 386 (240 - 430 ug/dL)
Iron Saturation Index 8 (15 - 46 %)
Ferritin 12 (10 - 120 ng/mL) (5 replies)
... hinking and rereading your posts. I am not a doctor, as you know, but I will share the few things that come to my mind when reading your post. It has taken you 5 months to get to borderline anemia. ... (8 replies)
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... I don't know. Iron supplements are not created equal some supplements are better than others for the GI tract. It sounds like you are on a good one. You never take iron supplements (especially males) unless they are prescribed by a doctor. They would tell you how much to take for your own need. You should not take the pills all at once, you would absorb much more if they... (1 replies)
... Thanks for your reply... I was wondering did you feel better a few days after taking iron pills? I've been taking them for 2 days now but still feel weak. (5 replies)
... tatsu15--I also had muscle weakness, but not everyone experiences this. They started thinking that I had MS because of all of my symptoms together. Thank goodness that was not the case. I couldn't walk further than to the front of my house to look out the window for months. My legs got the worst when on my period because of the blood loss, this is when my legs actually... (5 replies)
... I have GERD also and took Nexium for 8 years. The Nexium doesn't work for me anymore so I now take Zegerid that workS very, very, well. ... (8 replies)
... not clear enough. Although it is not as bad as it could be, it is not good!! Some people come on here and are very scared, don't know what the severity of there anemia is so I tell them exactly. Anemia symptoms DO NOT always correlate with the HGB value. ... (8 replies)
... melanieschutt23--Is that 8.7, what is your lab range? What is your Ferritin level. You should also get copies of your labs for referencing.
To answer your questions, 8-10 is a grad 2 level considered ~moderate~ anemia just below mild anemia. It is low and not a good thing; but not as bad as it could be, it is not serious/severe or life threatening at this stage,... (8 replies)
... t my ferritin up as a cake walk. I'm really sorry that you are having such difficult times. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I know I was ill with anemia 8.5 hgb and 2 ferritin for a year and was unable to even go out to a store and that was bad enough. ... (11 replies)