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    Old 07-01-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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    Can't figure out why I'm anemic

    I'm a 28 year old female with anemia, and I'm looking for the underlying cause and treatment.

    I've always been borderline anemic, with RBC ranging from 3.8-4.0 and hemoglobin ranging from 11.8-12.8. MCV has always been on the high side of normal (96), indicating that the problem is not microcytic and therefore not iron deficiency.

    I've been working with a naturopathic doctor for a suspected thyroid/adrenal issue, and am sure that my nutrition and supplementation have been excellent for at least 6 months. My multivitamin contains a good dose of every vitamin and mineral known to man (well, the good ones, anyway), and I eat a well-balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins, fats, etc. I supplement also with iron and the B vitamins including B12 and folate.

    RBC is down to 3.6, hemoglobin 11.6, MCV still 96... and I don't feel well.

    Any ideas?

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    Old 07-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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    Re: Can't figure out why I'm anemic

    did you get an actual test of B12 levels? maybe you're not absorbing the oral B12 ?

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