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Last year I saw my doctor after having felt faint and weak. He said I was anemic so I took some vitamins and improved my diet and felt a little better.

Now, I feel the same way as I did then but new symptoms have surfaced with it. I'm very, very pale. Almost chalky pale! My eyes hurt, my head and back hurt. My legs feel tingly and sore. I'm tired all the time and it's profound fatigue. It feels as if I've been forced to stay awake for days or something despite getting enough sleep.

My gums are pale but the side of my tongue is very red/irritated and burns and my entire mouth feels very sore. My dentist says it's red but doesn't know why. I have a fast heart rate and get frequent heart palpitations. I feel very anxious and panicky and honestly, I have nothing to be anxious about. I have nothing to feel anxious about. I have a great family and job and no major stress in my life at the moment.

The pain in my mouth from my tongue makes it feel as if my tongue has sores on it but nothing is there. It also refers pain to my right ear. I've had my ear looked at several times in the past 2 weeks and it's completely normal. No infection, no fluid.

I'm not making any of this up or imagining things. I feel this bad and it's not getting better. I felt better Friday and Saturday and today is Sunday and I feel bad today. It seems to wax and wane.

I had anemia when I was a child and had to take iron then as well. My mom has always been anemic.

My last CBC in July was fine according to my doc but I didn't feel as bad then as I do right now.

I'm at a complete loss as to what is going on but I can't take much more of feeling like this either.

I'm bruising easily. Not sponatneous bruising or anything, just easy bruising. I feel hot, then cold. My feet feel ice cold with socks on!

I'm sore all over and I'm sick of hearing from my friends that I look bad. I know I look bad and run down.

If I am anemic again, can it make a person feel like this? Especially with the mouth sores and sore tongue and ear pain?

I know my body and I know when something isn't right. Can anyone identify with all these symptoms?

Nobody can find a reason for the fast heart rate. I don't smoke, I don't drink alot of caffeine. I don't drink alcohol. I've had EKG's, echocardiograms, etc.

Maybe it's all related to being anemic somehow?

I told my dentist how sore my mouth and tongue are but he can't find anything signifigant. I can't keep living on soft foods and using orabase to the side of my tongue for the soreness either.

Sorry this is so long. I'm just utterly clueless at this point.

Thank you for listening!
I have had almost all of the symptoms you are all mentioning, but for years and years my blood tests came back "perfect", so of course, according to the doctors, nothing was really wrong with me.

Now I take iron every day with other assorted vitamins and minerals and feel much better, BUT... I still am not well, and my blood test says I am perfect again.

I am looking for a better blood test for anemia. I totally believe that the reference ranges that are being used for anemia are very wrong.

What I am doing is to treat myself as though I am anemic, as long as I have the symptoms.

The main symptoms that have been helped have been:
burning pain in my muscles
rapid heart rate
heart palpitations
smooth tongue
sore tongue
memory loss

Does anyone know of a more definitive blood test?

Thanks and Good Luck!

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