Anemic with RH- Blood

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I thinking about going the IV iron infusion route. It's sad to say that just the stress of trying to feel better is using up iron too.

Im taking double iron (25mg each) of Gentle Iron because of this blood type, iron drains me and makes me even sicker.  My GP doesn't have a clue about this blood type and I'm unable to find a dr that does. We are such a small group of people that I can only assume no one would fund the research in this area.

I was noticing just yesterday how exhausting it is just to try and towel dry my short hair. Omg, takes my breath away and I've only been down for two weeks.  Been real low for a long time but it finally dropped and been in bed for the past two weeks. 

Is there anyone out there with this rare blood type too, RH- ???  I'm just curious if an iron infusion will even help since I'm unable to store iron. Wish I could meet someone that is in this same boat. Please speak out.  I'm in my 50s feeling like I'm in my 90s and there's still so much living I'm wanting to do.  

If you know someone that has negative blood, please just ask them to log on and respond. I'm feeling very alone. 

God Bless!

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    Hi Shanon, I'm not quit sure what you mean when you say RH- blood. RH factor is a protein on the surface of the red blood cell. People will have a factor of positive or negative. Everyone is either positive or negative. I have an RH negative factor and many many people are.  I have never heard of a negative factor being more susceptable to iron difficiencies. AB- is a rare blood type so perhaps that is what you are referring to and I'm not aware that that blood type has iron absorption problem.

    The dose of iron you are taking is very low. If the 25mg is elemental iron you will absorb some of that. Everyone's absorptions rate is different. I am iron deficient and I take 150 mg per day. I think you should ask your doctor why you taking such a low dose. You will be a very long time increasing your levels with a small dose like 25mg. Good luck!

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      RH- blood types most certainly have issues that others usually do not. I suggest you read up on it. I know it's not talked about because we don't carry the monkey gene. They try and dismiss it as a gene mutation and that's simply not true. I've been studying about it for the past 20 years.

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      Hello Tstano77, I was diagnosed with iron difficient Anemia about 3 years ago and also have B- blood type.  For about 2 months now, I have been in and out of the ER/Hosp & seeing specialists who cannot seem to validate any of my horrible symptoms (hot flushing of belly rising up to my chest, low grade fever on and off, feeling like I'm literally going to pass out at times and die from rapid heart beat to not being able to breath, fatigue). Some of the symptoms they lightly attribute to the anemia.  My symptoms are so severe that I have taken leave from my law firm and can barely take care of my twin daughters.  I was wondering what information you had relating to the B- blood type that I have.  I'm very interested if you know of any supplements or research that might help me with my situation.  Thank you.  Renee

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      My son is having the same symptoms! Did anything help? I accidentally replied to the wrong post after setting up an account. So thats wjy it may appear double. Please let me know how you're doing!

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      You are correct . Our understanding is very limited fur RH neg.i had an iron infusion and cannot get rid of the excruciating joint pains . 
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    Hello. I was born with anemia. It is hereditary for me. I am also rh negative. I am o negative. Only 7% of the world's population carries this negative trait. Iron pills have never worked for me since childhood and even now. Many doctors are starting to see a link with certain anemia and rh- negative patients. Of course rh+ positive patients can also be anemic but to see that there could be a link to some blood deceases can be a cause from the lack of this rh protein in certain patients is a medical break through. Keep talking to your doctor about all your concerns. I pray that you get well. GOD bless

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    Hi my daughter has anemia but also has rh negative blood.

    There is a discussion on this web site called

    ( survivors of haemolytic disease ) I think you might find it interesting

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    I am 0- and have dealt with anemia off and on for the last 20 years. Recently had labs done and rh factor was alarmingly high. Scheduled to see a Rheumatologist next month. My father had anemia; his being caused by B12 deficiency. I take. Multi B supplement along with other vitamins but seemingly my anemia is usually in the below 12 level. I am 54 and have noticed especially the last few years my fatigue has been consistent. Anxiously awaiting the results from upcoming appt with Rheumatologist so to hopefully get answers. Ironically I had high RH lab reading 2 years ago, thus was sent to a specialist and was told reading was a False positive. Going to be interesting. How are you doing now?
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