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Re: Hello new here
Dec 30, 2008
lisamariegelzer--Welcome to the boards! I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this. It seems to be the norm for people post gastric bypass. It usually begins 4-6 years for most people from what I have read here. My sister had this surgery too. She is only 3 years post op. I think. I keep telling her this stuff, but she doesn't want to listen to me. She thinks that it won't happen to her. I have had moderate anemia with a 2 ferritin and Hgb 8.5 so I have a good idea of what happens, and it has been 2 years for me recovering to get my ferritin to 58. I take PPI's and my doc THINKS this is the cause for me. I guess that you get to a point that your body just can't catch up because it takes so much iron intake to do that. If you do not absorb at all then IV is your only alternative. At least you have an option, right? How does your body handle the iron infusion? Do you still have periods? Any form of blood loss should be stopped as well. I know you are feeling bad right now, but it will get better. There is a lot of great support on this board if you need it or just want to talk. Best of luck to you. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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