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Just recently I had a blood test and my hemoglobin count and iron counts were all very low. They were so low that everyone that saw them could believe that I was still functioning. My stored Iron was low as well. Due to the fact that my hemoglobins were so low the doctor had me go into the hospital immediatly for a blood transfusion to raise these levels. A few days after I had another blood test and my hemoglobins were up to 11.2. Two weeks later I had another blood test and the Hemo's were at 10.2. The doctor thinks that this is all due to heavy periods. I am currently taking 650 milligrams of iron a day. I have been diagnosed with anemia and it does run in the family. I just didn't take care of it for a few years and the doctor tends to think that everything just became depleted. I am still under the observation of the doctor and was just wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar experience and what they did to find out the problems causing this and any helpful advice.
[QUOTE=jrhs]Just recently I had a blood test and my hemoglobin count and iron counts were all very low. They were so low that everyone that saw them could believe that I was still functioning. My stored Iron was low as well. Due to the fact that my hemoglobins were so low the doctor had me go into the hospital immediatly for a blood transfusion to raise these levels. A few days after I had another blood test and my hemoglobins were up to 11.2. Two weeks later I had another blood test and the Hemo's were at 10.2. The doctor thinks that this is all due to heavy periods. I am currently taking 650 milligrams of iron a day. I have been diagnosed with anemia and it does run in the family. I just didn't take care of it for a few years and the doctor tends to think that everything just became depleted. I am still under the observation of the doctor and was just wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar experience and what they did to find out the problems causing this and any helpful advice.[/QUOTE]
You sound like you are on the right track. However you might want to talk to your doctor about getting something to stop or reduce the length of time you have a period. Of course you need to look at getting a complete gynecological check up if you have not had one. The rest of the story is to make sure that your nutrition includes a lot of food that has iron in it and that you make sure you do not eat iron blocking foods with iron dense foods. Iron and vitamin C together. Iron and calcium together will tend to block the absorption of Iron. If you don't take it with water, then take your iron supplement with orange juice or other citrus juice. The folic Acid is very important to work with the iron.Folic acid is found in fruits and vegetables.
[QUOTE=jrhs]Just recently I had a blood test and my hemoglobin count and iron counts were all very low. They were so low that everyone that saw them could believe that I was still functioning. My stored Iron was low as well. Due to the fact that my hemoglobins were so low the doctor had me go into the hospital immediatly for a blood transfusion to raise these levels. A few days after I had another blood test and my hemoglobins were up to 11.2. Two weeks later I had another blood test and the Hemo's were at 10.2. The doctor thinks that this is all due to heavy periods. I am currently taking 650 milligrams of iron a day. I have been diagnosed with anemia and it does run in the family. I just didn't take care of it for a few years and the doctor tends to think that everything just became depleted. I am still under the observation of the doctor and was just wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar experience and what they did to find out the problems causing this and any helpful advice.[/QUOTE]

I also went down to 5.3 hemoglobin back in 1998. I didn't have a transfusion like you.....guess my dr.'s were pretty conservative. I had a deprovera shot to stop my periods for 3 months. Then my diet and iron pills got me back up to 13 eventually. It took 2 months to do it. I took off work for 3 weeks, as I was weak, and very pale. I am on birth control now since then--- and am fine. I have very lite periods...and this month, for example, didn't even have one.
The pill does this.
Have you thought of trying it? I have had no trouble on it. My heavy, horribly long periods are a thing of the past!!!
~dagmar





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