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Flflowergirl, Need your encouragement again. I had a setback the last few days. Thursday night I had an episode of tachycardia of 120. Felt like my heart was going to explode and was short of breath. Got to ER BP was 198/110. They did an EKG and that was about it. Watched me for an hour and everything came down. This hospital is not my usual hospital and I don't think they are worth too much. I thought they should do more, but I am still here and I have been too scared to take the iron pill for fear that is what did it. But the ER says it was probably either hormones or too much caffeine, which I did have quite a bit that day. I have been feeling worse all weekend end, just anxious and wondering what in the heck is going on with me. Maybe I am just freaking out too much. Felt pretty weak today too. Could the B12 shot wear off in a week? Is this just anemia symptoms? The sob and the tachycardia?
Flflowergirl! Got new results...they are

Iron 26
Ferritin 9
Hgb 11.5
Hct 35
MCH 25

Would this low ferritin cause short of breath and racing heart? Hope so cause at least that is an answer...
[QUOTE=irisheyes39;3567243]Flflowergirl! Got new results...they are

Iron 26
Ferritin 9
Hgb 11.5
Hct 35
MCH 25

Would this low ferritin cause short of breath and racing heart? Hope so cause at least that is an answer...[/QUOTE]

When my ferritin got that low the hematologist gave me a 6 hour IV of iron. He also gave me a month of high powered folate pills Rx and I was well with in 3 weeks. A Hematologist IMO would be your new best friend. Ask your pcp for a referral.
I have both B12 and Iron Defieciency and both together make you MISERABLE. Short of breath, can't lose weight, brain fog, feeling like you are always half asleep. Since you are a guy they might not test you for Ferritin unless you ask for it or unless your HGB is really low. Doesn't look like you have a problem there. THere is a great article, I posted the name of the Doc on this thread about the prevalence of B12 deficiency and how it is mostly ignored till the patient is showing major symptoms. My doc told me that anything below 500 is not good, B12 can actually make you have serious neurological symptoms at the levels you have. But the good thing is it should get much better with the shots. I felt different the first day I took one.





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