It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anemia Message Board

Anemia Board Index
Board Index > Anemia | 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

[QUOTE=FLFLOWERGIRL;3236451]Danielle--I'm glad that you were able to get an apt. so soon, usually it takes a lot longer to get in. When I was DX'ed with anemia the first thing they did was a B-12 and Folate test because quite often you can be deficient in both. I'm sure the Hematologist will run your Ferritin and B-12 if not done already.

I was nauseated for 6 months everytime my feet hit the floor, reminded me of being pregnant. I found that sips of water helped with this. They put me on Xanax because I started to have anxiety (from the anemia) when I would go to doctors. That also helped with muscle spasms in my neck and tingling in my face so they kept me on it. When I saw the Hematologist he said, there is an anti-nausea property in it, so I stayed on it for 6 months, the lowest dose. Of course I don't recommend this, it just worked for me and my situation. It's hard to say what symptoms are from what?

It sounds like even though you had a great diet that blood loss is the problem. You don't have to have a great loss just a monthly loss and it ~slowly~ over time causes the Ferritin to run out/low, which is your iron storage. I had to have an Ablation in June to stop mine. Also, that glass of red wine washes out the iron, white wine enhances the absorption. I did chew ice but couldn't believe that it was from anemia, now I know for sure. The Hematologist said that when you have a blood loss problem that it is so slow that your body gets used to it and you don't realize that it's even happening because this takes years to do. I felt fine at a 8.5 HGB, it was later, in the long-term that my symptoms began. I would recommend now that you begin a GOOD multi-vitamin to help build new red blood cells and drink lots of water, this helps too. I hope that you are on supplements now? Feel better! FLFLOWERGIRL:)[/QUOTE]

Hi There, just adding my bit. I also have mycrocytic anemia, have been living with anemia symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, hair loss, bones dull- aching, nausea, shakes, no concentration, memory loss, bumping into and dropping things, ringing ears, anable to warm up [which is absurb as I live in the tropics], eye sight failing ect. ect. As I am totally over feeling this way I convinced my Dr to start testing for anything that has anemia as a symptom. After a colonoscopy, gastroscopy, ECG, chest xray, breast screen mammogramme and upper abdominal ultrascan, a pelvic ultrascan showed ovarian cysts, right ovary 180mm x 85mm, left 75mm x 85mm, had a total hysterectomy but still have the anemia and now have gastroparesis, I feel like I'm in a warped card game, throw out this, pick up that. Because taking iron supplements make me throw up and sometimes cause stomach tears I stopped taking it but am getting worse so have started again with 5ml doses which I can tolerate, I will gradually build up to the 30ml dose, 5ml at a time each week. I am lucky that I dont have children to care for or have to go to work, my heart goes out to anyone in that situation. I do know that anemia is not an illness in itself but a symptom of another, it is also known as a silent killer, because left untreated it will bring on other deadly problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers. So don't stop looking untill you find what is causing it.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:48 AM.

© 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!