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... I have the anemia condition for awhile ya. I have a low ferrtin though. Does anyone know what it means to have low ferritin. Is there anything I can take to help with it. Any advice would be nice. Thanks. ... (0 replies)
New to anemia help
Mar 31, 2009
... I am glad that they are checking for a reason as a cause for the anemia. This is the main part of the puzzle. It dictates how to treat your anemia and also for how long. If you have GI issues there are iron supplements that are especially made for people like this. ... (6 replies)
New to anemia help
Mar 30, 2009
... Some people don't tolerate the iron supplements well. What were your levels 4 months ago and what are they now? Are you working with a PCP to test for causes of your anemia? (6 replies)

... ~* Hello! *~ I just found out I had anemia, they took my blood and said I was at 34%. What this means, I have no idea, but they said it was low and told me to take iron tablets. I forgot to ask them, but does this simple blood test differentiate between the anemias - how do they KNOW it is iron deficiency anemia? Could it be a different kind? I have been on the iron for 2... (1 replies)
... Any help on this is greatly appreciated!!! ... (1 replies)
... a descendant of. I was told all my life that I was anemic and given iron pills. Here, that was the worst thing for me. I'm just not smart enough to know if this anemia correlates with your lab values, and it probably takes more labs then what you posted. Maybe ask your doctor? ... (4 replies)
... could it be possible to be anemic with normal iron counts but low white and red blood cell counts? i have been researching this and i have found that since my immature retic fraction is 0.0 it is possible to be anemic. i also have noticed there are about 9 different types of anemia. help. (1 replies)
New to anemia help
Mar 30, 2009
... shayes1007--Hello Michelle--Welcome to the boards!:wave: You have been taking a very low dose (slow release) which is not a ~well absorbed~ type of iron to begin with. It has also been several months this has been happening so, yes, your iron levels could very well drop do to not enough iron intake. If this is a simple straight forward iron deficiency anemia due to heavy... (6 replies)
New to anemia help
Mar 30, 2009
... My name is Michelle and was dx with anemia about 4 to 5 months ago. At that time I was taking a mulit vit with iron. I then started SLow FE once a day for the 4 to five months. ... (6 replies)
... Meditteranean Anemia is also known as Thalassemia. ... (1 replies)
... One more thing, the sore tongue thing, is definately part of anemia. Mine gets little bumps and patches on it that really burn if I eat salty foods or citrus fruits etc. The more anemic you get, the worse it gets. (24 replies)
... I have just about every one of your symptoms. I don't really hurt all over but the sore tongue, fatigue etc. I have had anemia off and on for years. Last week I went to the doctor. ... (24 replies)
... I had anemia when I was a child and had to take iron then as well. My mom has always been anemic. ... (24 replies)
Anemia help
Nov 15, 2006
... :) help....I am now 29 weeks preg and have bee told i am anemic but not sure how bad, i have red like spots all over my skin and palms of my hands....can anyone help:confused: . i have also been feling very tired but not been able to sleep...i have dizzy spells where i dont feel in control of anything..please someone help (1 replies)
Anemia Help Needed
Jun 13, 2011
... if your hemoglobin is not dangerously low and you can handle iron supplements & they absorb OK then why the IV? is there any specific reason that makes your doctor prefer this option? in any case I would continue iron supplementing (oral or IV if needed), until ferritin goes up to 50 or so. this is assuming you also know the cause for the iron deficiency and can fix it. (1 replies)
Anemia Help Needed
Jun 11, 2011
... Any help you can lend will be appreciated. ... (1 replies)
... Iron is low, folate and B12 are at the lower end of normal (multivitamin tablet and a sublingual B12 tablet each day will help raise these levels) There are only two places a woman can lose iron without noticing somthing badly amiss, and thats theough GI bleeding and mensturation...... have you had a fecal occult blood test (a simple test where they look for any traces of... (4 replies)
... this will help build your blood and make you feel better really quickly. ... (24 replies)
... but now the iron deficiency anemia I've been diagnosed with is getting worse. ... (6 replies)
... HappyFeet77, First I would like to say I feel most Doctors blame anemia on gastric by pass so you will now hear that from them all. I have had anemia since I was a teenager they blamed it on my period then tumors from endometriosis, then I had a hysterectomy and they blamed it on a gastric by pass... ... (3 replies)

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