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Re: Anemia
Nov 29, 2008
[QUOTE=FLFLOWERGIRL;3807072]Welcome to the boards! Sorry that you are having such a hard time. Illness is not picnicK that's for sure. You need to know what your H & H and RBC counts are to see how anemic you are and your ferritin level to see what your stores look like and if you have any. Next, you said that you tried OTC iron supplements and that they didn't work for you. What did you take, how long and how much? Sorry for so many quesitons, but it is needed to see what may help you. I had to end up helping myself through the internet because the docs just let my blood counts drop and such..... There are irons that are made for people that have GI tract problems. There may be a better iron that will work for you. Bottom line is that if there is blood loss you have to correct that problem and replace iron to feel better and make new blood cells. You do need to manage your pain perhaps with a diferent kind of medication to start with. Something that will heal the lining of your stomach would also be a plus. Best of luck to you. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)[/QUOTE]

Thank you so very much for such a detailed response. I really appreciate it! I sometimes dont understand why doctors are unable to diagnose the problem. I notice that sometimes I specifically have to tell the doctor about the tests that should be done and the medicine that I would like to take. It is their job to diagnose and prescribe the right medicine. I have stopped taking pain killers which has made my life miserable but feeling dizzy was taking a lot more toll on quality of my life. Because of the pain killers I also now have GERD and I am taking nexium and mylanta but it seems, as of now, they are having less effect and I keep feeling lightheaded and weak. I went to barnes and nobles 3 days ago and bought 100 ways to keep yourself motivated. The biggest drawback of remaining ill is one loses all faith, in everything and keeps worrying and life becomes a burden.

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated!

Best Regards

Malik Awan

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