... "I can't get anyone to understand how awful I feel. My heart races with the smallest activity, my ears whoosh, I feel light headed and dizzy, I can't breathe after climbing a flight of stairs, my muscles ache just walking across a parking lot. Plus, I feel like I could fall asleep sitting up."
OP, I have all of your same symptoms, and I found out recently that I'm anemic.
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... O.K. just got my CBC results back and i'm a little scared.
Last year everything was normal is this something to be worried about?
I have been on nexium since last June because of Hpylori. I heard Nexium can case anemia. Any suggestions? (1 replies)
... Hello, anemic friends!
I'm new to the board and have been reading the posts like crazy trying to make sense of my recent discouraging blood test results. The results are similar to many others who've posted, but I wanted to run them by the forum in case something stood out. Any insights, advice or just plain encouragement would be very welcome.
A little background. I'm a... (0 replies)
... This Healthboard has been so helpful to me. I've not visited the Anemia board in years and I'm glad to see that there is so much good information. I've had problems with "anemia" for many years. About 5 years ago (maybe longer) my H&H (hematocrit and hemogloban) were really low. I was sent to a hematologist who put me on Procrit to help me make more red blood cells. At... (0 replies)
I am new to the forums, and I am looking for any information or support I can find. I've been sick for about 6 months now, and my symptoms have been progressing in a negative direction:
*severe leg pain (2 replies)
... HGB and low Mcv, Mch and Mchc. My youngest is 2 and is still breastfeeding. I had a colonoscopy last summer because my cbc showed a MCV of 79 but everything was normal. I have had 2 abdominal muscle repairs and live in chronic pain from that. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks for your reply. Additional values, all within range:
MCV 77.6 (range 69-83)
MCH 26.6 (range 25-32)
MCHC 34.3 (range 31-36)
The doc was very dismissive of chronic disease, telling me curtly that "she's hardly likely to have chronic disease at 5 years old, is she".
My daughter has a history of illness - and the doctor knows this. At the moment she is getting... (3 replies)
... Your MCV and MCH are just very slightly low and probably not low enough to warrant any concern unless they persist in being low for several months or begin getting much lower. For what it's worth, 5% of the healthy population will exhibit readings on a CBC panel outside of the normal range on any given day, so it's entirely possible that these minimally low readings are... (3 replies)
... Hello all :)
I don't want to be a Kaiser basher, but I'm beside myself. Had anemia for a while now, did 6 sets of iron transfusions and felt beter. 6 months later i get blood workup done and my ferritin is LESS than 1. Transferin saturation a 6 iron level 20, Hgb 8,7 Hematocrit 28.6 MCV 77
So whats next? I am not tolerant of oral iron so I'm a little screwed there.
My... (1 replies)
... I got my results back recently. The testing was done as ENT couldn't figure out why I'm having lump in throat issues. He thought it was reflux and gave me a PPI which was useless basically. Anyway, so now we're one step in a concrete direction finally and I can hopefully figure out what to do next and find a more helpful doctor.
Results seems somewhat normal (I'm only... (3 replies)
... Hi can someone tell me your levels when you found out you have anemia?
What kinds of tests did you all have?
Hem 11.3 (12-14)
MCV 77 (81-94)
MCH 24.8 (27-35)
Thanks for your help!!! (0 replies)
... Can a slightly lower mcv be normal for some people or does a lower mcv always mean something is wrong? ... (2 replies)
... Hello Friends,
I had my blood work done for the first time and I've been diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia. I'm Male, 32 yrs of age & physically active. Also, I think I may have been iron deficient since a long time.
My 'Ferritin' & 'Iron % Saturation' is really low. However Hemoglobin & Hematocrit looks okay. Isn't it contradictory? I thought if I'm anemic, my... (11 replies)
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... Hello Everyone!
I'm new here and trying to educate myself on anema.
I was dx in March and since then my numbers at end of April are as follows:
Iron 10 (was 22 end of March)
Ferritin 19 (was 14 end of March
RBC 3.74 (8 replies)
... Hi there! I had some blood work done last week and here are my results:
White Cell: 5.4 Ferritin: 7
Red Cell: 4.28 Iron: 35
Hemoglobin: 10.9 TIBC: 456
Hematocrit: 33.1 Trans Sat: 8
RDW ... (1 replies)
... I am heading to a hematologist for a consult to determine why my blood levels are so poor and what needs to be done about it. My apppointment is Thursday 11/13. Does anyone have any suggestions about specific questions I should ask for or tests I should have? I want to be sure to be prepared.
I'm assuming that she should order some new bloodwork since the last one was so... (12 replies)
... Hi, I first was diagnosed as anemic in 2/08. Here are those numbers and will post my numbers now.(Taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg twice a day and had an ablation for some heavy periods)
Hemoglobin 10.1 low
Hematocrit 30.5 low
MCV 77 low
Iron binding capacity (TIBC) 416 (1 replies)
... I haven't been officialy diagnosed with anemia but was told I am iron deficient and I'm confused about my care right at the moment.
Long story short: tried to give blood July 3 but was denied because my iron levels were too low. Saw my PCP on July 23 for a 6 month follow-up and told him. He ordered some bloodwork. I called the office and his assistant called me back and... (13 replies)
... Without the standard lab reference ranges, it is hard to tell if any of these are abnormal.
The MCV does appear to be below normal, which would indicate a microcytic anemia (commonly iron deficiency) but since you have no other "blood cell" type numbers such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, and RBCs, it is hard to say.
I believe some of the other numbers (BUN and ALT) indicate... (1 replies)