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    Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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    I need answers

    I have been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and started doing treatments of Iron through an IV. I have an absorbency problem due to a gastric bypass. The Dr. told me I would need 3 treatments every 18 months. It's been about 45 days and I feel terrible. I am pale, tired, my RLS (restless leg syndrome) is back. I have been dizzy and disoriented. I crave ice like I did before. It all seems to be coming back. Got blood results today and they are as follows.
    I will only list the things that are high/low, or specific Iron tests
    Hemoglobin is 14
    Hematocrit is 43.1
    MCV is 87.2
    MCH is 28.3 with low indicator
    RBC-SD 55.5 with high indicator
    RBC-CV 17.2 with high indicator
    reticulocyte count .6
    total CO2 is 33 with high indicator
    Albumin is 4.9 with high indicator
    Iron is 75
    TIBC is 303
    Transferrin Saturation is 25
    and Ferritin is 21.1

    From the websites and reading the results my hemoglobin seems good but I am getting a lot of indications that the MCH and RBC being within those ranges is an indicator of Iron deficiency. Any thoughts?

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    Old 02-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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    Re: I need answers

    First, my daughter too has had a bypass. She also had RLS but finally contributed that to the Cymbalta she was taking, for as soon as she stopped taking that her RLS stopped. She never had IV of iron but they are always telling her she is low on iron, but takes it daily and it needs to be taken with orange juice to have it absorbed faster.Low on B12 but she takes shots also for that. She also craved ice which is due to being low on iron and now she is not eating ice all the time.
    Are you taking any antidepressants? If you are that might be a reason.
    I would get a second opinion from a different.

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