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Posted by Alice on May 29, 2000 at 22:52:42:

I have read through some of your posts. I have noticed that some of you have problems with balance and dizziness. I have been having these symptoms since Oct 99, along with others such as pins/needles feeling on my body, speech and vision problems,itching clumsiness, memory loss and always tired, feeling that I do not really know where the floor is at and basically having problems walking.

I feel like I am drunk and this weekend was one of my worst with the balance/dizziness.

I have had MRI of the ear and of the brain and they are all negative. I am currently on valium for the dizziness because my dr seems to think that it is something to do with my inner ear.

Last month I had to get a physical for my job and I was in the office last week to get a shot that I needed. The nurse on the way out of the office said "Oh by the way you might be anemic, some of your blood cells were low".

I was in a hurry to pick up my daughter from school so I told her I would go back later.

Do any of you think that these are symptoms of anemia?
What are the "numbers" that I should be looking for that would indicate anemia?

Do these "numbers" change as to what time of the month it is?

By the way what do you mean by having an unsteady gait?

Why do some people that have anemia have balance problems?
Thanks in advance,
Alice


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