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Posted by Cindy on May 07, 2000 at 22:27:05:

I have had iron-deficieny anemia for 7 years. When it gets bad, I take 325mg of ferrous sulfate
3 times a day, and eventually it brings my iron and hemoglobin up. This time is different. Six
weeks ago, my hemoglobin was 8.7 and my iron was 17. I have been on the iron regimen since.
I just had another blood test; now my iron is 206 (too high) but my hemoglobin and ferritin are still
low. It's as if the iron is not converting to hemoglobin. Has anyone had this problem? I have been
taking Vioxx for lupus for 6 months. I am also having increased weakness and I seem to perspire all
the time, whether I am hot or cold. I have had lupus for a long time (over 10 years) but this is new.
Any ideas?

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