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Anemia board


I am 20 years old, I recently got a blood test because the dermatologist wanted to see if I was a good canidate for Accutane (acne medication.) The results show that I have small red blood cells. He asked if I had Anemia and/or something else (started with an s.) I was just puzzled and said "I don't know.."

Anyway, I've been losing my hair for a while, is that a result of an iron deficiency? I always thought I was getting TOO much iron. (1-3 centrum pills a day.)

What should I take? vitamin B12 capsules from a pharmacy and foods that have iron? What foods have iron that won't affect Accutane?

Thanks.

Edit: I just read the following link and I've been VERY tired for the past 6-7 years or so. I just figured it was depression but I can never get enough sleep. I feel like I've been awake for 24+ hours only an hour after waking up. Does this have anything to do with my broken blood cells?

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=150278[/url]

There is one thing I forgot to mention that might be important. Before taking the blood test, I spent a few weeks cutting wood. MDF to be exact.. I was breathing in a lot of saw dust for weeks. Did that alter the results?