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... Hello annie, I'm in a similar situation as you are. Last summer at age 57 and post-menopausal (although I was a late bloomer - didn't hit menopause until I was 55) I tried to give blood which I've done many times before and was told my counts were too low and that i should see my doctor. Thus began a long and arduous adventure through what it seems like you have... (10 replies)
... Has anyone had low ferritin count and low iron count post- menopausal. I have had colonoscopy, ct scan and videoscopy(swallowed pill with camera) and nothing has shown anything. Just went on iron, but want to make sure not just putting a bandaid on the problem. (10 replies)

... Considering all this, does anemia decrease one's immunity? ... (3 replies)
... not able to find out why. Every time I stopped taking iron, my numbers would trend down and fatigue etc. would hit. The labs reflected iron deficiency but being post menopausal and not bleeding anywhere else, it was very frustrating. ... (2 replies)
... appointment goes on thw 27th. By the way it is very important for you to get actual copies of the blood test results to see that nothing is overlooked. If you post them here someone might be able to interpret them for you. ... (12 replies)
... rule out an auto immune thyroid condition. The most common times for the thyroid hormones to start playing up are at puberty, pregnancy and menopause. A lot of menopausal women have actual thyroid symptoms yet their doctor simply blames it on "menopause". ... (10 replies)
... I am 56 yrs. old and have a low ferritin (13) and my iron count was low. I have had a colonoscopy, ct scan and done a video-oscopy(swallowed a pill with camera) and all have come back fine. Has anyone else post-menopausal had low counts? did iron supplements work? thanks (5 replies)
... I'm at a loss. Most days it's too hard to even hold up my phone to text, brush my teeth without my muscles aching, and even typing this post has taken a lot out of me. At my wits end here because my doctors haven't been able to get to the bottom of things yet. ... (0 replies)
... TIBC and Transferrin was normal but on the higher end. This is when I started having terrible symptoms of anemia such as exhaustion, dizzyness, heart palpitations etc. ... (1 replies)
... derstand how you are feeling because I have "been there done that" and would like to reassure you that the colonoscopy does seem in order for the iron deficiency anemia to rule out any internal bleeding which is not necessarily a sign or symptom of cancer. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Susie, in addition to your iron supplements, have you checked where your Vit D and B12 are at, particularly as you don't eat meat you could be low in these too. The fact that meat doesn't agree with you could be due to your system not digesting meat properly. As we age (don't mean to be disrespectful) our system naturally produces less digestive enzymes so it's... (10 replies)
... Thanks Susie, I am glad you got to go on vacation. I agree I think menopause and not sleeping through the night adds to the exhaustion. I think I am getting more energy since I have been on iron. Hopefully that will do the trick for both of us. Sending good thoughts for our health to return to both of us. Blessings, Gail (10 replies)
... Hello Gail, sorry for the delay in answering you. the week of the 20th I was on vacation and we went away so the week before I was working extra hard at the office to get everything cuaght up so i could leave with a clean desk and now this past week was a crazy week doing catch up with all that came thru while I was away. Sometimes I wonder why bother with vacation? it... (10 replies)
... Hi Audrey, Thank you so much for your information. I have been on thyroid meds for 25 years. He just lowered my dose again when I saw him 3 weeks ago. That is when he suggested iron. Not sure when he last did a full panel on my thyroid, but will ask him when I see him in 3 months. He usually runs a full blood panel but maybe he is missing something. I don't eat alot of... (10 replies)
... Hi Susie, Nice to meet you too:) I had all of my original tests last year around Oct thru Dec. It was back then that the GI doctor said to stop my iron. My blood work in February was fine, a little low but okay. When I had my bloodwork again in June, thats when my ferritin came back at 13 and my iron 45. so my Endocronolgist said to start iron again. so I have been... (10 replies)
... Hello Gail and you can say hi to your dog Annie too!:wave: a PPI is short ofr proton-pump inhibitor and it is prescribed for peopel who have GERD and acid reflux. The most common PPI is Nexium - "the little purple pill". When did you stop the iron? Have you had any recent blood work done to monitor any change since you stopped the iron? I am so anxious to see what... (10 replies)
... Hi Susie, Thank you for your reply. I also was told to take iron last year when all the test were done, then when my iron counts came up he said to stop the iron. That was from my GI doctor. Now, I am dealing with my endroconolgist, and as of now he wants to see me in 3 months. I have been a diabetic for 25 years, on insulin, thyroid med, antidepressant(just started that 3... (10 replies)
... and Welcome to the anemia board! ... (2 replies)
... menopausal and was told I had iron deciciency anemia in Aug 08 with a ferritin of 5 and my GP immediately said see your GI to check for GI bleeding. ... (17 replies)

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