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

Anemia Message Board

Experiencing symptoms that are baffling me. Can anyone help?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
NightWing1991 HB User
Post Experiencing symptoms that are baffling me. Can anyone help?

Well, about 3 weeks ago, I was diagnosed as having severe anemia when seeing my OB-GYN. I was experiencing the "normal" stuff; severe fatigue, lightheaded, dizziness, headaches, chilling, etc. Well, I was naturally placed on some iron, hopeful that would do the trick. I have always been slightly anemic ever since my first period and around November of last year I had a very heavy period but that wasn't what worried me. The heavy period lasted for 3 months straight, stopping for only about a week during the entire time. It never stopped but rather went from heavy to light over the course of a day or two. This lasted for another month. After 4 months of nearly nonstop bleeding, my slight anemia took a deep nose-dive. I am on Ferrous Sulfate (Iron) 3 times daily. It's been three weeks since I took my first iron pill and I need nothing different, except being even more tired than I already was. Suspecting the cause for the heavy, prolonged period was due to me having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I was given a low-doze birth control. Well, I started my period once more and, due to the birth control, it is light. Could the onset of my period cause me to be even more tired? I also often notice sudden pains in my lower abdomen. Sometimes it feels like a stabbing pain than a cramp. I've also noticed I can not stand light in nearly any form, especially sunlight. It doesn't hurt my head but rather my eyes. Can amenia (severe) cause this? The birth control I was given was "Aviane", if someone wanted to know. I got more blood taken today, for iron purposes and other reasons. Hopefully when I get those results, my iron / hemoglobin numbers will be higher. According to the girl who gave me my numbers at the Gyno office, the "normal range" for iron starts somewhere around 11-something. Mine was 9.3. She said if it would've gotten down to 8-something, a transfusion would've been given to me. Hopefully someone can tell me why I am feeling like this. Is it normal anemia or could it be something else?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

anemia, confused, female health, worried

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 09:44 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!