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High everyone, I'm new here. It's a long story but my mom has Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is 72 and the only family I have in world. She has had RA for over 30 years. She tried all the drugs in the past and they made her sick. Now she just takes 2.50 of prednisone. The thing is she is also anemic and has been for almost as long as she had RA. In September her Hemoglobin was 9.9 but now it is 9.0. The doctor wants her to go have one of those scope test to check for bleeding but the doctor she wants us to go to almost killed 2 people with that test. My mom has been anemic for years. The thing is I think she has anemia of chronic disease because one time she stopped taking her prednisone and her blood count dropped and soon as she started taking it again it went back up. The doctor never ordered a ferritin test, she just gave my mom a huge dose of iron, she can't take it, it makes her sick to her stomach. Her RBC was normal. This is what was off on the blood test
I would appreciate any help someone could give me about this.
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