I Am Anemic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    I'm always so outta breath,

    exhausted, pale, and irritable! :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    Two years after my last post.

    Up until two weeks ago I was just like a normal person with normal eating habits, but out of the blue I crash. I hadn't taken any pills for almost a year. I didn't need any but my iron and anxiety pill. But I didn't take them. Update on life dad still with that GF and me and...
    TabbleBabble TabbleBabble
    16-17, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    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

    Im anemic and im really unhappy about it.

    when i was really young we didnt know what was wrong but as i got older it was clear it was anemia. At first I just took an iron pill, but since about two years ago Ive been taking 20 something pills everyday! Some times i cant bring myself to take them. I can go months without...
    TabbleBabble TabbleBabble
    16-17, F
    Nov 3, 2014


    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
    1 Response Nov 3, 2008

    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
    Apr 13, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2008


    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

    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
    1996Liam 1996Liam
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    I just discovered that i am anemic,

    is that bad ?? Well , i feel different .. depressed , not happy.. tired , mad all the time. Is that normal?
    pipitta pipitta
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    ...i'm tired of feeling weak

    and sleepy most of the time. Almost fainted the other day, i hate it when that happens.
    ObsidianSky ObsidianSky
    36-40, F
    May 23, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 6, 2008

    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
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015


    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
    36-40, F
    May 13, 2010

    So I have been diagnosed with Iron Deficiency

    Anemia, but I hate taking iron pills. They make me constipated, and yucky feeling and I just get so... Yughhh! whenever I think about taking them. I need a high dose because I'm so anemic... But I've tied everything and now the pharmacist has put me on a low dose of iron and...
    ChaoticParadox ChaoticParadox
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    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

    Iron deficient. Thank You,

    Cesarean Section.
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2008

    I used to have really scary symptoms about two

    years ago. Mostly in summer when I got up and made couple of steps. Then suddenly I got a seizure: gradating buzzing in my head, blurred vision, shortness of breath and uncontrollable shaking of the whole body. It always happened only at home and I always managed to stay...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 11, 2016

    Has anyone here tried Floradix?

    I have so little patience with my current iron supplement that I only resort to taking it when my symptoms are flagrant enough - I cannot stand how constipated my current supplement makes me. I have heard that Floradix is easier for the body to absorb and does not have such a...
    kataboo92 kataboo92
    Aug 15, 2015
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