It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anemia Message Board

  • Severe Anemia

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
    k52m75b
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    k52m75b's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Washington USA
    Posts: 1
    k52m75b HB User
    Severe Anemia

    My teenage daughter was diagnosed with severe iron deficiency anemia. Her blood test numbers were exactly half of the low end of percents/number ranges. I'm scared. Could this be life threatening? Doctor said all other ecg and tests were fine. He prescribed ferrous sulfate 325mg three times daily. How long before she feels better and is out of the danger zone?

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
    Heatherx5
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Heatherx5's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2012
    Location: Eugene, Oregon
    Posts: 426
    Heatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB User
    Re: Severe Anemia

    It can be life threatening if someone is severely bleeding or the anemia goes untreated for a while. Since your daughter is being treated for it I wouldn't be to worried about that. Remember anemia is just a symptom of a larger problem so the cause needs to be found. In most young girls anemia is usually caused by monthly cycles, I am no Dr. so it's something he will probably want to investigate.

    Anemia can be pretty draining, once the iron starts kicking in I would say she might notice a difference anywhere from a couple weeks to a month or maybe more. It honestly just depends on the person and how well they are absorbing the iron. With the dosage she is on I would say it shouldn't take to long, again I'm not a Dr. We can only hope! It took me months before I started to feel better.

    As far is life threatening etc goes, I wouldn't worry to much about that now that she is being treated! Glad you guys caught this before it got any worse. Best wishes!

    Wanted to add: Have her take her iron with a glass of orange juice, it helps the body to absorb the iron better. Avoid caffeine, tea etc it reduces the amount the iron is absorbed. Cook in cast iron if you can. Leafy greens.

    Last edited by Heatherx5; 01-16-2013 at 12:04 AM.

     
    The Following User Says Thank You to Heatherx5 For This Useful Post:
    k52m75b (01-16-2013)
    Closed Thread




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:04 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!