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Anaemia

Also known as Anaemia - Iron Deficiency, Anaemia - Megaloblastic, Fanconi's Anaemia, Haemolytic Anaemia, Iron Deficiency Anaemia

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  • Positive gluten test

    Whilst my gp dismisses my symptoms and refuses to admit they are cause by low but normal blood results i have undergone a gluten intolerence test. This came back positive so in my opinion explains why i may have poor nutritional absorbtion. Does anybody on here also have coeliac disease/gluten intolerence?...

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  • Gp won't refer me for iron infusion

    My iron levels drop slowly as I've had a gastric bypass and can no longer absorb enough of it just from food. I'm meant to take supplements but without going into huge detail my long term mental illness means that I find it hard to care for myself and don't take them. Please don't give...

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  • frequent yawning

    Hello everyone, Do Anybody have frequent yawning as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia? And if yes, did it get resolved after supplementation? Thanks.

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  • Low ferritin and muscle aches

    Hi At a recent blood test I found I have low ferritin level of 10 . The year before it was 11/12 but was told to supplement with food like red meat I am struggling to take the tablets as I also have gastritis . I have had both bowel and stomach checked for bleeding  They believe my low iron is...

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  • Low ferritin and muscle aches

    Hi At a recent blood test I found I have low ferritin level of 10 . The year before it was 11/12 but was told to supplement with food like red meat I am struggling to take the tablets as I also have gastritis . I have had both bowel and stomach checked for bleeding  They believe my low iron is...

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  • Low iron, no periods. Possible cause?

    Hi there, I am a 26 year old female who has been feeling extremely tired over the last few months with symptoms of fatigue including dizziness, trouble concentrating and feeling out of breath. Approx. 2.5 years ago I had similar symptoms and my doctor did a blood test which found my ferritin levels to...

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  • Anemia

    Hi Recently I found out I was anemic after visiting the dermatologist for hair loss. I’m 25, female. They said my ferratin was 5 and my iron was 6. I recently started IV at the doctors. I was just wondering if anyone else had lots of hair loss?  I started taking more supplements. Any suggestions? ...

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  • Anemic with RH- Blood

    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...

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  • Giving up

    My doctors refuse to test my ferritin/iron levels, normal hgb and rbc but have every symptom of iron deficiency. I eat meat I eat the right foods every once in a while I have been taking ferrous sulphate for over a year now and feel worse every month after having a period. Doctors just put it down to...

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  • IRON infusion

    Do you have to be anemic to get an iron infusion ? Or can you get it if your iron levels/ferritin is really low ?

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  • Blood Test - is my iron too low?

    Hello everybody,  I am Australian, I wanted to state this as I know results can be calculated differently in other countries. I had a blood test recently to figure out why I am always so very tired and everything came back normal, although I was told that an iron supplement wouldn't hurt. I...

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  • Iron deficiency anaemia

    I have recently become anaemic, I suffer from uterine polyps that have been 'quiet' for about 6 years ever since menopause, however about a week ago I started bleeding heavily, the past couple of days I am so tired, wobbly on my feet and look as white as a sheet, also heartrate is up a bit, anyone...

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  • Ferrous sulfate 325mg

    Hello . I am anemic and was precribe ferrous sulfate 325mg 2 pills a day. I have notice since ive been taking iron pills that i have trapped gas really bad. My stomach rumbles day n night . I go to sleep with trapped gas and wake up the same. I also have pressure on my chest that comes and goes. Every...

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  • Normal test results , crazy symptoms

    For over a year now i have been weak pale tired dizzy very minimal energy had no appetite short of breath etc. and everytime i have my period it gets worse. However ive gotten a CBC test 3 times in one year and they always come back normal. I think i am going crazy. 

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  • What is a good ferritin level?

    Hi everyone! First I want to point out I'm in the US in case my numbers look different from others around this forum. I had a blood test done on August 5th which showed by ferritin level was 32. A month later another blood test showed my level had dropped to 16. 2 different doctors and both told...

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  • long term use of ferrous gluconate

    Diagnosed with Iron deficient anaemia 6 years ago and have been on 2 x 300 mg of ferrous gluconate ever since.  I have regular pain in my lives area and have non alcoho fatty liver disease. Does anyone know if I should be still taking this mad. I tried to come off it about 3 years ago but blood...

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  • allergic to iron supplements

    In early August my Gyne told me I had a low blood count(I was 11.5). She put me on Feosol iron supplements, which is 65mg iron or 325mg elemental iron when you read the box. Within the first couple of hours after taking the first pill I began to feel awful. I had the nausea and upset stomach which the...

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  • How long before I start to feel better from iron deficiency anemia?

    On August 1st I had blood work done that showed I was low in iron. Here's a breakdown of my numbers: Hemoglobin: 11.5, Hematocrit: 36.6, Ferritin: 32, Transferrin: 320, TIBC(calculated): 448, Saturation: 6% and Iron: 27. I was originally put on ferrous sulfate but found out I was allergic to it so...

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  • floradix?

    Has anyone here used Floradix to treat iron deficiency anemia? Any reviews or experiences with using it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 

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  • Shortness of breath due to iron anaemia?

    hello, about two months ago i got my blood test done which showed very low levels of haemoglobin and haemotocrit. I then got my serum iron test done too and i was diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia. I started a regular ferrous sulphate supplement from a local company. Although some symptoms (such...

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  • Iron supplements causing headaches

    I've been trying different iron supplements for the past 6 weeks trying to find what works best for me. But I've noticed soon after I take them I start to get a mild headache that tends to last all day long. I've taken iron pills, I've tried multivitamins with iron in them and recently...

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  • Floradix/Floravital???

    I posted a similar question a few days ago so I apologize. Has anyone here used Floradix or Floravital liquid iron supplement? Has it made anyone feel a little jittery after using it? I took my first dose this morning and noticed I felt a bit jittery all day afterwards. Also, it seems like such a low...

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  • Anaemia undiagnosed for decades, now being clueless

    Hey there, Lately, I was diagnosed with anaemia when I just took a simple blood test. By the way, I am 21, male, 190cm and 66kg. I am underweight because, since the age of 13, I have been taking medications for ADHD which lower my appetite significantly; but nothing that evolved recently. I have also...

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  • different iron suppelments

    Hi! Has anyone ever used ferrous gluconate for their iron deficiency anemia? I was originally put on ferrous sulfate and it made me so sick, not just upset stomach but I was actually sensitive to it so I was taken off of it after a trip to the ER. But I see iron supplements come in other forms and have...

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  • HELP! Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Last year I was undergoing some blood test and I was told that I was iron deficient and got a prescription. I never ended up taking the prescription as I thought I felt fine. Recently, I have been having frequent heart palpitations, dizzy spells, lightheadedness, and just feeling faint and overall unwell/...

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  • Ferritin Levels

    Hello All!  The doctor discovered that my iron and ferritin levels were low last fall though I have felt terrible for years.  I have chest pain, tingling left arm and hand, brain fog, headaches every day and my heart rate goes to 195 even when I'm just power-walking! I've even been...

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  • Period fog/low energy

    Has anyone with low ferritin experienced really horrible PMS? I've never been one to have issues during that time of the month but lately I get head fog, tiredness, and anxiety when on my period. After it's over I go back to feeling normal energy. Only constant problem (with low ferritin) is...

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  • Beta Thallesemia

    I was diagnosed at the age of 77 and had taken Iron for most of my life. After testing and two hip replacements, Dr. thinks the iron had "rusted" my joints and that I should never take another pill for the rest of my life.   Any comments?

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  • Anemia chest pounding

    I have mild anemia but my worst symptom is this pounding in my chest. I have a regular heartbeat(between 80-90 beats per minute), it's just this hard pounding of my heart in my chest. I've had an EKG and a chest xray and both came back normal. In turn I'll get tingliness in my arms and legs...

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  • Iron infusion help

    I have struggled with some strange and unexplainable health issues my entire life and just last year i was diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia. I was on iron supplements but they didn't do much, and was scared of side effects to do the infusion. This summmer within the last month it got very bad,...

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  • prenatal vitamins and anemia

    Hi, first I want to point out I am NOT pregnant but I have recently been told I have mild anemia. I was first told to take a high potency over the counter iron pill but had to stop taking that one due to a sensitivity I had to ingredients in the pill. So my Dr has me taking just a plain woman's multivitamin...

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