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... Ultimatly don't take any heed to what anyone tells you on this board, but let a licensed professional inform you what you should do. Anemia is a serious condition, and if not properly treated could lead to serious consequences. ... (11 replies)
... If you are like me, and suffer from severe GERD, and cannot do without your PPI med, then you will also have to get your iron from a different route. I get IV iron infusions every 6 months or so when my Hgb and ferritin levels drop. ... (11 replies)
Anemia
Nov 27, 2008
... not clear enough. Although it is not as bad as it could be, it is not good!! Some people come on here and are very scared, don't know what the severity of there anemia is so I tell them exactly. Anemia symptoms DO NOT always correlate with the HGB value. ... (8 replies)

... is the most common type of anemia and it has many reasons. ... (7 replies)
... disagree with jonnstar. Twinlab Daily One with iron has a carbonyl iron that is dependent on gastric acid to be absorbed. Therefore taking this supplement with a PPI is not a good idea. ... (11 replies)
... Iron will fix general Iron Deficiency anemia, but not PA for example; it has to be treated with B-12. You become anemic for different reasons, as you know, but it is all treated the same. Many doctors will not run further tests for B-12 because they say it's still treated the same way. I think they should always find a root cause. It helps to know more about your medical... (9 replies)
... rritin, until I had a procedure to stop blood loss. It was the same problem, instead of Iron Deficiency Anemia, it became Iron Resistant Deficiency Anemia. The anemia is resolved but I am trying to get the ferritin past 41. They say that I am having malabsorption due to long term use of PPI's for GERD. ... (10 replies)
... You can have each alone, both together and also with other things going on too in any one of those scenarios. Anemia can be for more than just one cause. All of my doctor's told me my anemia was from my periods so I had an ablation, which helped a lot. ... (9 replies)
Anemia?
Nov 1, 2008
... find the reason behind it because it is not normal. Doctor's shouldn't treat a low ferritin without first finding out why. You can have a low ferritin without anemia as you may already know. What was your last Hgb and Hct count and how long ago? ... (4 replies)
... Ill try to help because I know how you feel. I have some unexplained anemia too and I know how scary it can be. ... (1 replies)
... I'm not sure what PPI is, but as you described, I dont think I take any of those. ... (11 replies)
... Flflowergirl, I have read alot too about the PPI's causing this. I was taking Pepcid for over a year which is an H2 not a PPI but still I think you are right about there being a connection. And strangely, since I have been eating meat I have not had heartburn. ... (48 replies)
PPI's and anemia
Mar 25, 2014
... Hi, I have just been diagnosed as having slight anemia. I have been on Proton Pump Inhibitors for about 18months and was wondering if they could be the cause. Has anyone found that they were the possible cause of anemia. Thanks. (0 replies)
... I have been facing a lot of the same thing, and I ran into the same skepticism when I mentioned the PPI as a potential cause, because after just about every other test with no other bleeding found, my period was the only factor left they would consider (I will admit it was an issue, but it had been all my life without the anemia) - and given that my HGB was down to 8.8 - and... (8 replies)
... No longer seem to have acid reflux problems and I'm wondering if this could be adding to my digestive problems. I'm thinking of cutting down, if not stopping the PPI to see what the result would be. I have read that long term proton pump inhibitor use can have detrimental effects on the digestive system. ... (1 replies)
... Hello and Welcome although I'm sorry that you have had to join us. It is a little unusual for a young male to be diagnosed with IDA so it is good that your doctor is scheduling the colonoscopy. If your ferritin and iron are low it can mean that you are losing blood somewhere through internal bleeding so that is what he wants to check out. You have to find out whay your... (11 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)
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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)
... The disease causes the acid to shoot usP or float up when one lays down. The PPI is to reduce the acid, so that it does not destroy the lining so much, that in turn may lead the Barrett's Esophagitis. ... (9 replies)


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