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Anemic-progressively worse on supplements, began infusions. Still no reason; help?

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question Anemic-progressively worse on supplements, began infusions. Still no reason; help?

I'm not sure where to look anymore. I'm utterly frustrated. I've been anemic for over a year, answer-iron. I kept getting more anemic, fatigued, I just didn't want to get up because it felt so hard. I finally am able to get injections, I just got my first one last Wednesday. I haven't done a new cbc, we're still trying to figure out why I'm anemic.

I'm a 21 year old female, on stacked birth control (4 periods a year).

On CBC-Hgb- 9.9 (normal 12-16) Low Hct- 31.1 (35-47) Low Rdw for SRS- 16.3 (11.5-14.5) High MCV- 71 (80-100) Low MCH- 23 (26-34) Low MCHC- 31.8 (32-36) Low MPV- 10.7 (6-9.5) High

TIBC- Iron- 14 Low (normal 35-150), Direct TIBC- 608 High (250-450), % saturation- 2 Low (20-55).

B12- Low, 205 (normal 211-911). Ferritin- <5 Low (normal 10-300)

Microcytic anemia, b12 deficient. My doctor said that's normally not the case, so what does it mean when it is the case? Does anyone else have this? After that cbc I was referred to a gi specialist and a blood specialist. They suspect(ed) celiac or chrones. I did a barium swallow, but it was normal. (although the xray tech said it was hard to see lower intestine, it was really bunched). I haven't had an endoscopy yet, but its scheduled.

I've had some gi symptoms; upset stomach, passing mucus (with gas and stool), and sometimes clear urine.

Can anyone share their experience, I feel like a guinea pig but not getting anywhere.

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: Anemic-progressively worse on supplements, began infusions. Still no reason; help

It can be very frustrating when it takes so long to get a diagnosis. I know I have been there. You my try a supplement called Prohemia. It works different than other supplements. Iron can cause upset stomach and constipation. It helped my aunt.. when we could not find anything that helped her we went on the internet and found it. She still does not know what is causing her anemia.

Old 01-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: Anemic-progressively worse on supplements, began infusions. Still no reason; help

i hope you get sorted soon i realy feel for you maybe you have ibs or simelar take it easy and get your test done, let us all know how you get on, im sure you will get it sorted xxxx

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