Iron Deficiency Anemia
Posted 06 March 2004 - 04:53 AM
Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:05 AM
3 months. From the sound of our conversation she cheats on her diet on a regular basis.
Posted 15 March 2004 - 04:26 PM
You were wondering about iron deficiency anemia. My Hgb had dropped to 5.4 (normal for a female is 12 to 14). I was very tired all the time but the gastroenterologist that I was seeing at the time didn't diagnose my celiac. I received several blood transfussions trying to get my Hgb and iron levels up----to no avail. After finally being diagnosed three years ago my body finally straightened out but I couldn't get my iron levels up with oral medications because my tummy wouldn't tolerate them. Finally, I was given an iron infusion (it takes about six hours for the infusion) but I felt like a different person after having it-------so much more pep and energy.
At times I've felt a bit tired and wondered if my iron level was going down but I've always bounced back so I really don't think that was my problem. I craved crushed ice constantly and I've not reallly cared for it since my infusion.
I can't begin to tell you how much better I felt. Good luck. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the difference it will make................Judy
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