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Hematologist Appt.
Jun 13, 2012
... Nurse called to tell me my Ferritin levels were low and I need an iron supplement. ... (2 replies)
... I wanna touch base on the B12 first, that may be normal by our standards but that is still low. Low enough to cause a lot of symptoms. I think you are doing the right thing by taking a b12 supplement. I take the sublingual, the thing with B12 is taking the right amount, 500 mg won't do anything. My Dr. ... (2 replies)
... thank you so much Heather (2 replies)

... I too am new to this board. I have been anemic since I was a child. Doctor use to say it was because I drank to much milk and the iron nutrients could not take to my system. Now Im 53 went for my yearly physical and my primary doc is telling me that my hemoglobin in 7.3 and iron is very low. ... (11 replies)
Hello, new here
Nov 10, 2008
... Your body needs iron to create hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is what distributes oxygen to your organs. If you take too much iron, that can cause severe problems too. The best thing to do is to get a blood test that checks both hemoglobin and iron levels. ... (28 replies)
... When i first found out i was very low in iron i simply bought over the counter iron tablets, which ended up giving me constipation. ... (3 replies)
... n of these threads, and I feel like I've read a million, but Im desperate for some knowledge and wisdom, seeing as how the ridiculous amount of doctors I've been to have been ZERO help. I had my son in 2011 and was told I was borderline anemic. ... (1 replies)
... Know that when you take it w/food that it decreases the absorption by 50-60%, when I was doing this my blood level kept going down slowly. Good luck with the iron. FLFLOWERGIRL:) (28 replies)
... It is an over the counter preparation. You have to ask the pharmacy person if they have any liquid ferrous sulphate, or something similar. ... (9 replies)
... I would probably do 2 spatones a day. As for the pills, I think it's best to start with only ONE tablet for one week. Then move up to TWO. You could do up to 3, but I'd be real careful with that. ... (28 replies)
... I have Hypothyroidism and Vitamin B12 deficiency. I take 50 mcg Levothyroxine daily and have Vitamin B12 injections once every 8 weeks. ... (8 replies)
... I felt that I was getting better a little everyday but not an overall well feeling. It was 2 months after the anemia that I noticed a change in feeling much better. During the initial 2 month period of anemia recovery, I would work around the house and have major fatigue for weeks then days. ... (28 replies)
... I would agree that you probably need more iron. Especially because of the fact that you are still having periods. You are not anemic, were you? ... (6 replies)
... If you get lucky, perhaps ChristineVA will be lurking, but she has not been on here for a while, just to let you know. ... (6 replies)
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... and the doctor came back to the exam room after testing and told me he was admitting me to the hospital, he was calling an ambulance to take me from his office to the hospital...I asked what the problem was and he asked if I had been tired lately. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you so much again for your responses. ... (10 replies)
... Ok, if your doctor couldnt tell you the dose of iron to take, i would QUICKLY FIND another doctor. Why? ... (5 replies)
... Wow, you've really got me digging into the ol' archives here. As I recall, the iron dose was 125 mg twice a day initially, but I could be mistaken. ... (11 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! First, know that you have to take in a larger amount of iron than is lost for whatever reason. Are you having a history of heavy periods? ... (17 replies)


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