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... You could have PA or something else that bites the B12 levels. I have autoimmune hemolytic anemia and when it's active, my red blood cells explode, and no B12 is stored or processed. ... (5 replies)
... So I guess this is my bottom line? ... (5 replies)
... I was diagnosed with anemia in 2008 and received a series of iron transfusion of 8 within a few months. My hemoglobin was 9.4 and reached up to 11. ... (6 replies)

... What I can tell you is that this was also my experience. I was scheduled for IV iron but I was so ill when I got there and my hgb was responding, not well at all. The Hematologist said since you are absorbing, no IV. I had a 2 ferritin and 8.5 Hgb. I don't think you said what your hgb was. ... (20 replies)
... stop! I've never yelled at a doctor before, but I couldn't resist today. I'm so very sad and discouraged. ... (6 replies)
... C increases iron absorption. ... (9 replies)
... Honestly, I don't feel ALL that bad. ... (74 replies)
Chronic Low Iron?
Aug 12, 2008
... Oh, if they could only so easily tell if a person absorbs iron or not. They cannot tell this. So, the doctor has looked at your labs and has determined that you don't have much iron stored anywhere. ... (24 replies)
Chronic Low Iron?
Aug 11, 2008
... I didn't end up going to the ER, as I just really didn't want to. Also, I have found that when I am at home, and not at work, I feel better. ... (24 replies)
... I have iron deficiency, so I need to maintain my diet. But i have some doubts. ... (9 replies)
... and am set up to have my 3rd in about three weeks. This has been over a 3 year course. ... (74 replies)
... ess and some other things, low on D which apparently made the parathyroid hormone high and added to osteoporosis, low on Vitamin K causing bleeding and bruising, not sure on Vitamin E as there are no clear symptoms of deficiency and people are very seldom low on E. ... (21 replies)
... Well, I went to hematologist who put me on 325 mg of iron three times per day. after five weeks of this i went back and my hemoglobin went up .02. ... (6 replies)
Iron Infusions
Aug 8, 2005
... Thanks for the replys. I wish the doctors could find the reason for my anemia. Half are sure that I am bleeding and the other half say that I am not absorbing the iron. The other symptoms are that I have is alot of pain in my whole back and ribs. I have seen over 20 doctors. ... (7 replies)
... Wow. Does your dr have any explanation why your ferritin is not moving even with iron supplementation? ... (8 replies)
... Sorry that you got that DX. Can I ask your age? ... (22 replies)
... Yes, the low acid is the issue with not absorbing iron. I think that could by why it takes so long to build stores up. I can't imagine how much harder it is when you take acid reducing meds. Not a great situation I am sure. ... (80 replies)
... I would ask her what her suspicions are as to what is causing the anemia. When I was diagnosed, I was complaining about all sorts of stomach issues and I even had referred pain that turned out to be from a bladder infection. ... (1 replies)
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... Hi Ladybud, thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention, I was tested for Celiac and am negative. I have a good idea why I'm having these malabsorption problems already. I had a gastric bypass in 2008. ... (4 replies)




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