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Old 05-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Anemic, low ferritin, so tired, so why is it so hard to get help?

Why are doctors so unalarmed at ferritin levels of 3 and hg at 9
Not to mention numerous other low levels. You tell them about
The 15 symptoms you have and that your not able to make it
Through the day and they just say well the hematologist can not see you for a month! Wow anybody else ever feel this frustrated!

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Anemic, low ferritin, so tired, so why is it so hard to get help?

That is inexcusable! Any idea why you are so anemic? That is pretty severe anemia. What other levels are low besides ferritin and HB?

I would call hematologist and ask to be nput on cancellation list for sooner app';t, tell them it is really urgent, beg and plead. In the meantime, as long as things are already documented, I would begin supplementing what you are low in. Can you post those things and your full CBC result? Do you have a diagnosis besides anemia?

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: Anemic, low ferritin, so tired, so why is it so hard to get help?

Thanks for the cancellation suggestion I will do that!

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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Re: Anemic, low ferritin, so tired, so why is it so hard to get help?

I have had gastric bypass 11 years out and have struggled with anemia for awhile now.
I can't take iron at all (intolerance). In January I was diagnosed with Parvo which can make anemia worse! I am literally dragging myself to work and sleeping as soon as I get home! My joints hurt, I am pale, etc. etc.
My CBC:
WBC 8.1
RBC 4.71
HG 9
HCT 34.2
MCV 72.5
MCH 21.0
MCHC 28.9
FE 14
I feel like all I do is complain, but when you feel so poorly all the time it is very hard not too!

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Angry Re: Anemic, low ferritin, so tired, so why is it so hard to get help?

Well my hemoglobin is now 8 and I am hopeful to get in to see the hematologist sooner! Still seem to have to push to get anyone to take this seriously!

 
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