Originally Posted by asoldiersgirl1
how long will it take to feel better from anemia
It's different for everyone, people are anemic for many different reasons. You need to fix the problem of WHY you are anemic first. Anemia is a SYMPTOM of something else (i.e., bloodloss/periods/GI problems) going on in your body, it is not a dis~ease. My doctor said it's like a bucket that has a hole in it, it won't fill up.
If you have fixed the problem or if it is a simple (rare) diet related issue, it should resolve in a couple of months of high iron supplements. It takes a while to build new blood cells.
For me, I resolved my anemia in 3 months from being DX'ed, but had to stop supplements because I was very ill from the iron. I went from 8.5 to 12.9. When I resumed iron therapy once again, it took me 2 more months to get from 10.9 to 12.9. All together with the back tracking it was a total of 8 months I was ill. I'm still working on the Ferritin (iron storage) that is now somewhere around 20. This can take up to a year to fill.
Have you had your Ferritin checked as well? Feel better! FLFLOWERGIRL