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Here are my lab results:
WBC 6.6 (4-10.8)
Ly 25.8 (20.5-51.1)
Mo 9.7 (1.7-9.3)
Gr 64.5 (42.2-75.2)
Rbc 3.74 (4.2-6.1)
Hgb 10 (12-18)
Hct 30.3 (37-52)
Mcv 80.9 (81-99.9)
Much 26.8 (27-31)
Mchc 33.1 (33-37)
Rdw 14.5 (12-15)
Plt 218 (130-400)
Mpv 8.2 (5-10)

My iron and ferritin were normal (don't have a copy of the results, just was told they are normal). Also, b12 and d are normal.

What kind of anemia does this look like? I DO have a history of iron deficient anemia, but my ferritin was like a 3.

Below are my symptoms. Saw the doc about a week ago, and symptoms are much worse than then. I am on an iron supplement.

Extreme exhaustion
Weakness
Shortness of breath
Chest pains
Extreme lightheadedness/dizzy spells/near syncope

Basically I am hardly functional. I have gone home early and missed a couple days of work, because I literally couldn't do it. I have had to spend almost whole days in bed. Very small things wear me out. I was placing items in a box (that was on my lap) at work today and got weak and short of breath.

Does this not seem crazy for a hgb of 10?? I have been in the 8 range, and while I felt really, really bad, I was not this dysfunctional.

Also, I have been having the dizzy spells/lightheadedness/near syncope and some actual syncope for over a year. The drs are still trying to figure this out. They are a good deal worse right now.

Any thoughts or advice?
Thanks for the responses.

It wasn't my reg doctor who stopped my iron, I was in the hospital and that dr didn't really know my case. I probably shouldn't have listened to me.

So, I went back to the dr yesterday, and am now more frustrated than before. My hgb was 11.4! My iron was 43 (40-175). I was mistaken about having the ferritin checked. So, while I am slightly anemic, and my iron is just in the range of normal, my doctor and I both think that the anemia is not causing these symptoms.

B12 was 369 (200-1100). He said we could do some b12 shots, but that is probably not my problem, either. D was 33 (30-100). I am already on a significant amount of D. (10000+ units a week.) it used to be a 14, so 33 is pretty darn good for me. My thyroid is perfectly normal (free T3 is 3.6 with a range of 2.3-4.2), I am actually on thyroid medication (for depression, not hypothyroidism), so the concern there would be of hyperthyroidism. I also had my cortisol tested a few months ago. It was 12.7 for which the range is 4.6-20.6/1.8-13.6.

So, he has tested pretty much everything there is ( I have been to a heart specialist, a neurologist....) and there are lots more tests he has done as well. (I have dealt with some of these symptoms for over a year, just not this intense). I see my psychiatrist on Wed, and I am going to see if he thinks that this could be from my depression. I am very medicated for my depression, because it is that bad, and all the meds are actually energy boosting, so I don't know on that front. The dr also sent of a mono test, so we shall see. There doesn't really seem to be much left to check. :/





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