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Miss Kawasaski--When I had those symptoms my Hgb and Ferritin were *very* low. I personally would have a blood test, (CBC)=Complete Blood Count and (Anemia Panel)=B-12, Folate, FE/TIBC, Ferritin. ASAP! I do STAT bloods myself and I don't have to wait 3 days for results. I pick up lab requisitions ahead of time, go to the lab and by the time I get to the doc the results are there for review. It's great! That only covers a CBC you have to wait for Ferritin another day and call for it. Do get a copy of your labs for your review. Based on your lab results, this info. will also tell your doc how much iron that you need to be on. If you are really low which I hope you are not you MUST be on a much higher dose of iron along with a good multi-vitamin. For example, I am on 150mgs Poly Iron Caps 2X daily or my levels continue to drop. Hopefully your doctor will know this. At the least your GYN should have checked your blood. Sorry.

I have been where you are now and I didn't stop the bleeding, was not on enough iron so it took me 7 mo's. to feel better. If I had to do it over I would first get on a substantial dose of iron that is mild on your GI system, not them just saying get an OTC and begin. I say this because you are probably going to be on iron for a long, long time. Especially if you are low in Ferritin as well. Unless you get a different form of iron like shots or IV. Second, I MIGHT choose to go on BC pill for a SHORT period of time to stop the bleeding until I fixed the real problem, i.e., endometrial ablation, D/C or whatever method. This is just a suggestion I don't like the idea but the alternative is not nice either. All methods of iron replacement will take time to feel better nothing is quick some are quicker with more risks. The real issue now is to replace your iron and MUST stop the bleeding. Hope this helps, any more questions just ask. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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