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Hi,
I have problem and found this site. I'll try to keep this short.
End of 2005 was really feeling bad, tried, light headed and pale.
Doctor checked lab said had Iron Deficiency Anemia.
I was started on over-the-counter supplement.
Lab still bad started on Iron Sulfate 325mg
Lab still bad upped to Iron Sulfate 325mg twice a day
After repeat lab in May 05 the doctor called and said go checkin hospital.
Got 4 units of whole blood. They also did a endoscopy and colonscopy while at hosital.
Findings was just from endo with mild irrtation. Endo guy said would not be worth mentioning if not for my anemia.
Went home same day with Iron Sulfate 325mg twice a day. Discountine NSAID for Arthritis and D/C my daily Aspirin. And to hold my Plavix til next office visit.
Lab done. Nurse called everything was near normal. Contiue the iron.
GI problems upset stomach, diarrahea.
Colon rectal doctor office visit due to GI problems. Said hold Iron he'd talk with my regular doctor. If GI problems didn't start getting better in 2 weeks come back otherwise back to regular doc for repeat Iron lab. Check other forms of iron thearyp if needed.
Regular doctor done lab and nurse called that no longer had Anemia stop all Iron.
GI got better.
Last week had Lab rechecked. Felt tried and lightheaded at times.
I called today since hadn't heard from them. Nurse said I didn't have Iron Level or Ferritin level done. But all my other lab was OK. I explain that yea I was suppose to have them done. She rechecked and said that not all my lab results had been sent back to them.
I just checked our mailbox. Got note from doctor office that I don't understand.
Says Iron level (high) Ferritin level (low) Continue Iron one daily. Recheck in 3 months.
My questions is how or why is my iron level high and ferritin level low.
What type of doctor specializes in Iron Deficiency Anemia?
I want to thank you for reading this and appreciate any info and direction offered.
Thanks,
Mike





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