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Could I be Anemic?
Oct 7, 2011
About a year ago I was in severe pain and was dx'd with fibromyalgia, and arthritis. After taking blood tests my doctor told me to take B-6 tablets. I took them for a short time, but not long.

I was unable to work for 6 months due to the severe back pain and inflamed sciatic nerve etc. I lost my health insurance.

Over the last month or so I have experienced some severe fatigue and cloudy thinking. I used to be a night owl. Now I struggle to stay awake all day and can't fight it anymore after 9:00pm.

Could this be anemia? I found my B-6 vitamins and took one this morning. If this is the problem how long will it take for me to feel better?

My doctor never told me I was anemic but said my blood test showed I was on the low end of B-6...isn't that iron?

I haven't had much of an appetite and don't eat like I should. I'm lucky to get 1 meal in a day. I also drink a lot of coffee and soda to help keep me awake.

I am working now and can't afford to loose this job. I know have insurance but not as good as before. I now have a deductable so will have to pay for the blood work if I go to the doctor...trying to avoid that if I can.

I'm also very irritable.
Thanks, I will look into the Lyme Disease. I am not familiar with that. Last year my ANA test came up positive with 2 different tests. They thought I might have Lupus, but the rest of the tests came back negative. I have a family member with Lupus.

I went to a chiropractor this week to see if that will help my pain & he was concerned with my symptoms of anemia and the previous positive ANA tests. He's checking me for Anemia and ANA again on Friday.

I just want to feel normal again. Going to various doctors and waiting on them to do something is very exhausting and I don't have the energy for that anymore.

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