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I just got back from the doctor and I knew my iron was log but I didn't think it was this low. I had gastric by pass 8 years ago and ever since then and iron pill does nothing to improve it. About 4 years ago I had iron transfusion I had 2 a week for about 8 weeks. I have a feeling it will be that way again. I go see the hematologist on Tuesday. My B12 was also a little low at 276 and Vitamin D was 17 which is considered insufficient. I want to know if anyone has an idea of how many treatements it will take? The dr gave me a once a week pill for D and I have shots of B12 once a week.
Thanks for any enlightenment.
Gayle
[QUOTE=ghession;5062991]I just got back from the doctor and I knew my iron was log but I didn't think it was this low. I had gastric by pass 8 years ago and ever since then and iron pill does nothing to improve it. About 4 years ago I had iron transfusion I had 2 a week for about 8 weeks. I have a feeling it will be that way again. I go see the hematologist on Tuesday. My B12 was also a little low at 276 and Vitamin D was 17 which is considered insufficient. I want to know if anyone has an idea of how many treatements it will take? The dr gave me a once a week pill for D and I have shots of B12 once a week.
Thanks for any enlightenment.
Gayle[/QUOTE]

I honestly don't know how many treatments it will take you to get back on top but it sounds like your off to a great start. I know they give infusions to people that are low for a faster treatment method I really don't see it taking to long for you as it's going right where it needs to rather then to the gut. Your D and B12 are super low and hopefully those treatments kick in for you soon and you start feeling great again. Sorry I couldn't have answers for you I have never had infusions :(.
I had been anemic all my life (I'm 31 now), red meat, oat, green veggies, etc, don't help me to fight the anemia. I haven't had any blood transfusion, but on several blood test I had saw my hemoglobin in the range 6 and 9 . I have 2 years now that I don't suffer from my entire life anemia, my solution is keep myself on permanent daily basis black molasses (I drink 2 spoon of it everyday in the morning) so, on the last 2 years my hemoglobin is between 13-15 instead of my all entire life 6-9.

Iron pills alone without B12 and vitamin C doesn't work, since the body need vitamin C and B12 to absorb iron otherwise your iron on blood will keep low. I have heard that people who have had any gastro surgery loose the capacity to absorb vitamin B12 for life (but I cannot confirm this, ask your doc to get better answers), so those people need to take vitamin B12 and iron for life. Vitamin B12 is found on red meat (suppodsely human body absord vitamin B12 from animal source more than from other sources) and iron pills should be taken with empty stomach, since it has better chances to be absorbed in your body when vitamin B12 comes next.





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