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Board: Anemia 04-17-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,431
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: High Serum Gastrin

I have high serum gastrin (in the 300 range) due to taking Prilosec. My GI doctor told me that high levels are totally normal and expected in people who take acid reducers.

Gastrin is a...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-17-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,503
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

I was told by my doctor that Synthroid and Nexium can be taken at the same time (and I do with never a change in my TSH).

Synthroid is absorbed in the stomach. Nexium capsule remains intact until...
Board: Anemia 02-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,046
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: Gastric Bypass...Anemic....low hemoglobin...who do I go to

B12 shots are one of the most effective ways of building up your B12 levels if you are deficient. The other good way is to take something called "sublingual" B12. This is dissolved under the tongue...
Board: Anemia 01-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,431
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: High Serum Gastrin

Do you take ANY kind of medication like Prilosec or Nexium? Any kind of antacid.

Serum gastrin is usually high in people who do not produce enough stomach acid. It is also high in anyone who...
Board: Anemia 01-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 66,812
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: Breathing Problems with Anemia and low iron levels?

When I had the actual anemia part, I would get very winded and short of breath if I had to go up stairs. One really bad time I had to take my son to the ice rink. I had to walk up a fairly steep...
Board: Anemia 10-31-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,392
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: How to read iron results?

Sounds like she is checking your ferritin levels which is perfect. There are other iron tests but these measure the amount of iron circulating in your bloodstream. They are not so reliable. The...
Board: Anemia 10-15-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 45,754
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: Post Colonoscopy-Weird Feeling

If you go to any of the prescribing information for any drug, the pharmokinetics section will give you the half-life of the drug. Synthroid's is VERY long which is why it takes so darn long to feel...
Board: Anemia 10-15-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 45,754
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: Post Colonoscopy-Weird Feeling

Osteoblast--The half life of Versed is about 3 hours, which means half of it was out of your system in 3 hours. Another half was out in another 3 hours, and so on.

For Fentanyl, the half life is...
Board: Anemia 09-06-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,640
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: anemia and low ferritin levels

There is a process to this.

Before you become anemic, your iron stores start to deplete. An example would be that, starting out, you had a hemoglobin of 14 and a ferritin of 70. Some disease...
Board: Allergies 06-04-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 68,840
Posted By ChristineVA
Re: Has anyone heard of an allergy to Neosporin?

I have an allergy to antibiotic ointment. Not sure if it is all of them because I think I can use Bacitracin ointment but certainly not Neosporin.

I didn't develop it until I was in my late 30s. ...
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