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[QUOTE=jetlagged;5417079]To be honest, the doctor thinks it was footstrike anemia. But in reality, I don't even know. I have been healthy all my life until that point where I felt really dizzy(feeling like I was abou to faint or pass out) with a headache, sweating a lot, heart beating fast at 120 per minute like I can feel it in my chest (palpitations), higher sometimes to 140 shortness of breath even when just walking to the bathroom or 10 feet.

i also noticed the color of my urine was tea colored (brown). i'm feeling better now, the headahce and dizziness subsided, though I'm still weak. My heart rate is back down to 90 per minute at rest, but when I walk to the store, it goes up to 120 per minute, but i dont feel the palpitations anymore.

my hgb went up to 10.4 from 8.3. My RBC went up to 2.83 from 2.5. the doctor never did check for my iron levels, but she prescribed me iron sulfate twice a day with folic acid once a day. I am also taking centrum multivitamin once a day (just something I decided on my own, not because the doctor suggested it).

i feel much better, though my lab values still show that I am anemic. I read that footstrike anemia doesn't really cause your hgb to drop significantly. so i still dont know why my rbc and hemoglobin was so low. in you case, i think it's just because you have low levels of iron and b12. but i'm not a doctor.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Jetlagged glad u r feeling better.. I too get dizzy/lightheaded my hemaglobin was 11 when this started and my ferritin was 13 and my b12 220.. I stopped all excercise for 8 months, cut sugar and caffiene, took vitamins including iron and b12 injections and yes this has brought my hemaglobin up to 13.7 and my ferritin to 56 and my b12 to over 1400.. I feel about 85% better but still get lightheaded some days.. i think it takes time to address iron and b12 deficiency anemia 😬 do / did you excercise a lot??

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