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I Am Anemic

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    I Hate Being Anemic

    I'm sick of being sleepy all the time. It greatly affects my studying.
    troubledwolfe troubledwolfe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    COLD!

    Yep... I have been so, since I was a child. My hands and feet stay cold, even in the summer. My favorite prank is to sneak up on my mother and put my icy hand on hers! lol. I can't wait to find my soulmate, so while in bed, I can put my icy feet on is back and make him fall out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 3, 2008

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    Iron deficiency anemia.

    It isn't easy. ..probably because I don't take my iron supplements lol. .. thing is, I don't want to rely on supplements. ... I don't want to spend my life taking medication. Instead, I'm choosing to go without the iron, and hope that I can become stronger and build some...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Jun 15

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    "freezing"

    So I found out that I was anemic 10yrs ago while having my second child I had no idea. I had a Cesarean and was losing a lot of blood to the point that I received two blood transfusion and almost died on the table. I could never figure out why I was always so cold  or my...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F May 13, 2010

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    Infusions

    My levels had been really low for quite some time. They tried iron pills and barely any improvement. Now I am taking iron infusions but I have had 7 and my levels are still low. I am tired a lot and can't wait for the levels to get high again.
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Painful Anemia?

    Back in April this year I went over to my garage to sort some stuff out on my car and I sat on the floor and couldn't stand up, the pain was unbelievable, I live everyday in awful pain but not in my knees and hips. I didn't have the strength to get myself off the floor. I...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Yeah. Since 5th grade I think.

    I hate it when you were lying or sitting down and then you immediately stood up and then you feel dizzy and your vision turns black and it goes back to normal after but I'm used to it already. I am anemic but I haven't yet been admitted to the hospital due to that and I should...
    kyleaustin kyleaustin 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    For a While Now

    Not sure why or how but I am so no giving blood and always tired. But for those of you who want more of an answer here's a bit from medterms.com   Anemic: Relating to anemia, the condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Chronic Anemia.

    I have Chronic Anemia, and when I ended up having to have a c-section for my baby, I lost a lot of blood then, also. They told me it would take at least a month to get it back up to my NORMAL iron level, which is also very anemic. The next day, I was literally paper white! Very...
    Karley Karley 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2008

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    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    I have iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss when I have my periods. As a result of this type of anemia, I suffered from a medical condition called "Pica". My doctor prescribed me iron pills and they have really helped.
    Sasquatch1990 Sasquatch1990 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Iron deficient. Thank You,

    Cesarean Section.
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I Knew It Wasnt My Asthma Bothering Me It Was Something Worse....

    Back in nov 2011 i had a mini stroke they had no idea where it came from.I also had very low potassium.I remeber even then i could not go up and down steps because i couldnt catch my breath I knew something then was wrong.The hospital said it was asthma and it was all in my head...
    gizzmet gizzmet 31-35, F Aug 7, 2012

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    ...i'm tired of feeling weak

    and sleepy most of the time. Almost fainted the other day, i hate it when that happens.
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F May 23

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    Yesterday I had a health scare

    and passed out after my shower. All I remember was leaving the bathroom and next thing I was on the ground and I saw my sisters face trying to wake me. I then remember slipping back into unconsciousness where I remember having a loud and stressful dream until I woke up again a...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Don't Consider It Serious.

    But it sure is annoying. I've never had high energy physically. I ran out of breath quick, had trouble running in high school. I was the last one to finish the mile, which didn't make much sense since I looked physically fit. I wasn't overweight or anything. I ...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    That Explains Alot!!!

    Ever since I was young I realized that I didnt have as much energy as the other kids. I use to be a heavyset girl, so my parents and I both thought it was because I was overweight. As I got older I started losing weight and got down to a normal size, but nothing changed. If...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    Today my BP is 80/60.

    My period is heavy. I feel weak and like fainting. ugh.
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F Jun 13

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    Anemia From Too Much Bleeding

    As my body prepares for menopause, it gets confused over what it's supposed to be doing, like if it's supposed to be having periods or not. So I don't have periods for a while. Then I have periods that don't stop. I know this is relatively normal and got a pap smear done to be...
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    I'm always so outta breath,

    exhausted, pale, and irritable! :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Jun 12

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    Dear Grandma

    thanks for the anemia. i love you, but i don't love it. i remember, a few moths ago, when i invited a new friend to come with the group on a friday afternoon for the first time. he was italian, strong, smart, bilingual. i was so attracted to him. when i started nodding off on...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Not sure when it started,

    I just know it became more obvious last year up until the present. Today I almost fainted, and I'm not at all happy with the experience because my mom's getting paranoid again. It wasn't the first, I had a history last year while in the gym. It was pure stupidity though so I...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Apr 13

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    1996Liam 1996Liam 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'm frequently experiencing lightheadedness

    and vertigo rn idk why but it must be from my elevator rides and plane **** and there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake like yesterday or the day before and there started my vertigo and it continues until now so yeah it's the worst feeling like you're on a boat sailing with heavy...
    kyleaustin kyleaustin 13-15, M May 16

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    Not that everyone needs to hear this but I got on birth control because of my period. I was legit having mine every single day for almost two years straight. We thought since I was...
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    I have this horrible disease and I totally understand the symptoms very well. my question is, and this may sound morbid but how does a person die from this? I'm in great...
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