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sampo2--Yes, your anemia could very well be back. Your symptoms may also be related to a low ferritin (some doctors say ferritin has no symptoms) it can take [B][U]up to a year to replete the ferritin stores[/U][/B]. You also dropped your dose of iron before your Hgb reached optimal values for a female, which is around 14.0.

If your iron stores are low and you are still having periods their is also iron loss. The anemia can be back but symptoms may not be as bad due to supplementation. Maybe you are borderline and not anemic. You need to see your doctor for a CBC, iron panel, ferritn and B-12 check, perhaps even a thyroid check if your other numbers prove to be normal. That's the best thing to do, consult your doctor, and then you will know for sure if you are indeed anemic or low in ferritin. Take care and keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)
[QUOTE=sampo2;4122892]Hi FLFLOWERGIRL.

And about exercise, are there risks of exercising in case I am anemic again or even low ferritine?
Thanks a lot,

First, since you are having problems (symptoms) you should be evaluated by your doctor to be safe, as you are doing. I am glad to hear you are seeing a Cardiologist, I am a firm believer in that. The risk factors increase as the amount of Hgb concentration decreases. That is the risk. Decreased blood volume at a serious/severe level can cause serious health problems. I too was Tachy with my anemia at rest, even from eating a meal, it can be scary.

Exercise has been noted to be found decreased in professional athletes.
As far as exercising goes that would depend on many factors believe or not. How much exercise you would be doing, how heavy your periods are or long lasting, the amount of normal iron excretion for your body, and iron intake to meet the daily need for iron.

So, you need to know first if you are anemic and what your ferritin is. Honestly, everything is a factor and no two people are a like. They say that professional athletes are typically low in ferritin we know this, however; there is much more to those studies as I have pointed out some things already to you. It has been found that athletes do not have a typical diet and many do not (not everyone) meet the daily needs for iron intake in the first place, so they are at greater risk for a low ferritin and possible anemia as a result. And then they place a greater demand on their bodies that MAY causes them to excrete more iron than the average person or not.

When I was trying to build my ferritin I had a hard time doing so. I was trying to exercise too soon and I don't mean an exercise program either. My doctor at that time thought that I was possibly using more iron through an increase in my exercise level and my body was not build up enough at the time.

Yes, always check your health status first before beginning an exercise program, especially if you have a history of anemia and heart issue.
My suggestion to you would be to get your test results (including a copy of your labs), ask your doctor what s/he thinks is right for you. Take care and keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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