Anaemic??

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I had bloods done a few months ago but was told the results were normal?

This month i seem more tired, sleeping much more than i use to... something is not right somewhere but they are saying its normal

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    What blood tests did you have done?
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      Ah okay. Maybe ask what they checked and levels. I'm not anaemic (checked through FBC) but I have low ferritin (iron stores) although they still class them as normal (16) but its the very low end and its been making me feel quite poorly. I had to ask for iron tablets from the doctor.
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    numbers can change within that  time. I was having labs drawn every 3 months. In march everything was a bit on the low side but nothing to be concerned with,  by june my hemaglobin was very low and my dr wanted me to have an iron infusion. I was leaving in 2 days for vacation so I convinced my hematologist that I would take the iron 3 times daily and we could retest when I got back.  she tested every 2 weeks to make sure my numbers were rising and by the end of 6 weeks my hemaglobin was within a normal level. I've had problems with anemia for close to 8 years and every time my iron levels and/or ferritin levels dropped I've had a completely different symptom but if you feel like something isn't right then you should tell your dr.
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      Yes so true - my ferritn dropped from 28 to 16 in 7 weeks! Due to heavy periods but still can change quickly
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      Thank you i will ring and get te results again if they are low as i suspect they could be i will ask my GP to sort out.

      I have a feeling though that i am only low when on my period as i feel worse than ever. I have felt rough since sunday and im so tired now and it is only 4.45pm i am never like this!

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      oh no hope you feel better soon.

      I am at my wits end with this months agony, im sitting here with horrid cramps and just want to go home. I could happily fall asleep....

      Will book another GP Appointment and see what they say when i ask for them to check again. any suggestions to when to get tested?

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      Sound bad. Mine are horrendous, after 12 months its taken its toll on my body and started to deplete my iron stores :-( Make sure you get tested again and ask for ferritin to be done as well.
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