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Can anyone pls tell me if I should be doing anything /seeking help from my GP?
I was diagnosed with anaemia 3 yrs ago (haemoglobin was 8.2) tried iron tablets but couldn’t tolerate so have been doing nothing except trying to eat lots of iron rich foods. I’m still having regular blood tests but don’t speak to my Dr when I get the results. Thought I was better as haemoglobin is now almost normal at 11.7 but just noticed my transferrin saturation index is still only at 5%, serum ferritin 4.2 and serum iron 3.3, indicating my iron stores are still rock bottom and not improved for 3 yrs. I’m feeling constantly tired, struggling to get through my working day, headaches, blurry vision and a host of other problem which I thought were to do with having hypothyroidism too. Thyroid is currently ok according to blood test so thinking the anaemia is what is making me feel so rough. Would an iron infusion help me at this point? Any suggestions would be appreciated as I hate bothering my GP. Thank you 😊
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