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... athlessness is the main thing that bothers me. It happens randomly and even when I'm laying down. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. It's not half as bad as it was a couple months ago but I just feel like I'll never get better. ... (0 replies)
... to check a serum protein level on your blood. Low thyroid can also cause edema, which is easily checked on a blood test. A sodium level on blood should be done as well, and if abnormal, the hormones that control sodium should be checked. ... (2 replies)
... Hello Yaya, thanks for the reply. I have visited this page before. In fact it was the only page I found that has as a normal reading up to 500ng/ml. All the other pages I visited put 300-350 as the high range. So, color me confused. I forgot to mention that my B12 came in at 394 which my doctor said was within range. and which I felt was low considering I eat meat eggs and... (3 replies)

... I really like using the mayoclinic website as it explains so much. ... (3 replies)
... Just completed a blood test. Many results but the hemoglobin started me wondering. Doctor as well... ... (3 replies)
... HI, As a male I have heard from several doctors and read too that men should never take iron supplements without a doctors recommendation. ... (10 replies)
... looking at the calendar the 1st day I felt better and it was exactly 1 month after the infusion. My numbers were much lower than yours so hopefully it won't take as long for you! I am unable to take any iron by mouth without a complete GI catastrophy! I hope you are feeling better soon! ... (10 replies)
... Thanks for sharing, I had my 1st 8 week treatment of ferrlicet 18 months ago (my numbers were the same as yours), I am 48 going on 49. I had an allergic reaction to every dose of the ferllicet (hand swelling ,leg swelling, chest pain etc) but they just gave me benedryl to get through it. My iron numbers went up alot and then within about 9 months ,back down again. I tried to... (10 replies)
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... I think Electrons is on to something too and it might be worth looking into as well. ... (2 replies)
... I don't allow myself to skip meals. Same reason as above. ... (2 replies)
... It's been a week and a half now since my iron infusion. I'm finally starting to feel a little better. Still running a low grade temp every day and that is certainly not helping me feel any better. This has been going on for 5.5 weeks now...since my hysterectomy. I still am very fatigued and tire very easily. I can tell the iron is starting to get into my system though... (10 replies)
... It's great to hear your infusions are going well. I had 6 treatments back in June 2012. Since then, my ferritin levels continue to drop so it looks like I will be going back for more. I felt so great by the sixth treatment and I am sure you will too! The horrible catch 22 of low iron is the menstrual bleeding. Iron serves as a clotting agent in our blood - it gives it... (10 replies)
... At least I'm finally getting some sleep as the hematologist gave me a script for Restoril because I was literally half out of my mind with desperation for sleep and its working! ... (10 replies)
... my bed and lie down so I got up and started walking and next thing I knew I was waking up and I was half in and half out of the bathtub. The back of my head hurt as I had apparently hit my head on the wooden window ledge above the tub. I was quite disoriented and it took quite a while before I could manage to get myself up. ... (10 replies)
... pressing your thyroid, unless you have hemachromatosis, iron overload, which can deposit in the thyroid and make it go hypo. Others may want to weigh in on this, as I could be off in my thinking. ... (5 replies)
... months for iron stores to replenish, so give it time. If it doesn't work, you may have an absorption issue, such as occurs with celiac disease from gluten intolerance. ... (5 replies)
... feel the same as before starting iron. With pulsatile tinnitus and tiredness. Accept I do not have all the paleness. Also have low thyroid so. Just the same thing over again. ... (5 replies)
... I ve so many pills and potions and nothing is happening that is good. Went through all the pills I take on the internet looking for side effects, and guess what!!!!! one of them gives you Autoimmune Anemia. Its a cholestral drug. This morning I have thrown them into the toilet. Im Sure all these chemicals we take are worse than the illness, Doctors dont take the drugs so how... (0 replies)
... I have had several doctors recommend SlowFe to me and my numbers are fine as long as I remember to take the darned things. ... (4 replies)

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