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A question
Jul 22, 2016
I read somewhere that people with thyroid problems can develop anemia. Does anyone here have anemia related to hypothyroidism? I was told I have very low iron and my binding capasity is next to none. I took iron supplements for three months, had more blood tests, and it shows my iron levels never budged. Now I am going to see a specialist. Kinda worried. I have hypothyroidism and when I was in my 20's i went to see specialists for some unknown type of arthritis but nithing has been done about that in years. Just don't get what is going on. Have had anemia off and on for years. First time I am going to see a specialist for it.
Re: A question
Oct 26, 2016
Hi, It's been a while since you posted, any updates on your situation?

I also have hypothyroidism and anemia. I think it's pretty common, because the thyroid controls everything, including digestion, and if the thyroid isn't perfect, we have problems absorbing nutrients. I was hypothyroid for probably years before diagnosed, and that must have led to me become really low in a lot of nutrients.

My ferritin went up 15 points after I started taking vitamin A supplements, based on a 2012 study on hypothyroidism and retinyl palmitate. I felt amazing after my first 25,000IU gel tab, so I must have been really low.

Although my ferritin is better, my CBC is still in the low range on every parameter, despite taking iron for a year. And, a few months ago, my tongue started to feel sore, which seems like a rare symptom, but it suggests anemia from B-vitamin deficiency. So now I'm working on that with extra b-vitamins, taken in divided doses all day long. I feel SO much better. I think my next CBC will finally be normal.





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