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He sounds like a real sweetie. I have had my share, just bare with him. You appear to have iron deficiency, only further tests as CBC and iron panel will give the doctors these answers. Do you have heavy periods reason for blood loss? You are only 88 points from B-12 deficiency according to what most doctors go by, but there is further tests to be completed to tell if you are truly def. or not. I can only tell you what you appear to lean towards as a possibility, I am not a medical professional by any means. There are many types of anemia not just IDA; however, this is most common. Also, know that low iron can and does often cause anxiety. Has he seen your previous labs of 8 ferritin and what does he have to say about that? I would go back and try to meet on common ground and push for a complete iron panel and ferritin with CBC. Just to rule out how you are feeling. Sometimes it helps to have someone with you!! Good luck to you. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)
[QUOTE=FLFLOWERGIRL;3799014]He sounds like a real sweetie. I have had my share, just bare with him. You appear to have iron deficiency, only further tests as CBC and iron panel will give the doctors these answers. Do you have heavy periods reason for blood loss? You are only 88 points from B-12 deficiency according to what most doctors go by, but there is further tests to be completed to tell if you are truly def. or not. I can only tell you what you appear to lean towards as a possibility, I am not a medical professional by any means. There are many types of anemia not just IDA; however, this is most common. Also, know that low iron can and does often cause anxiety. Has he seen your previous labs of 8 ferritin and what does he have to say about that? I would go back and try to meet on common ground and push for a complete iron panel and ferritin with CBC. Just to rule out how you are feeling. Sometimes it helps to have someone with you!! Good luck to you. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)[/QUOTE]

FLFLOWERGIRL - Oh yeah, he's a real treat. ;) I have been to him three times now, and he refuses to read my past charts... stating that he knows I am just panicking.

I do have incredibly heavy periods... they last about 7 to 8 days, and I go through at least 5 or 6 of the largest size tampons they offer in a day. Ugh! I am on my second try at birth control, but it doesn't seem to lessen anything.

My mom suggested I take my boyfriend in with me, because sometimes (she thinks) male doctors respond better to men than women... he offered, but at this point, I am just driving out of town for another clinic.

Thank you again for you help! Are there any other tests besides MMA/Ferritin/B12/Folic Acid that I should request when I finally get an appointment?





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