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I Have Anemia, Iron-deficiency

Anemia, Iron-Deficiency anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Anemia, Iron-Deficiency. You're not alone. 103 People

    Hypothyroidism And Anemia

    Does anyone else have both? i began with just hypothyroidism, even though the doctors were giving me medication for nine months i felt no better and i was getting worse and my life was spiralling into a pile of **** and then they finally realised i had both, and that they...
    Jilliano Jilliano 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    A Knock-on Effect

    I've recently been diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia and have very low blood pressure. Im 17 and at college and having anemia has made it hard for me, academically and socially because of the symptoms (fatigue, weakness, short of breath etc). I'm so worried about...
    Titch91 Titch91 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    I have been waiting for an opening to commit

    suicide, so when I saw that I am lacking iron in my blood and my mom gave me iron pills, I threw them all away and now I'm waiting for death. This way it's not too obvious that I killed myself
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with Anemia

    after two trips to the ER and a visit to my PC doc for racing heart beat, shortness of breath, pulsing in the middle of my throat and light-headedness. It took almost 2 months for someone to figure out what was going on. Once my PC doc gave me the ferrous sulfate tablets I felt...
    Jasmine992 Jasmine992 22-25, F Apr 11

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    Newly Diagnosed

    Hi all, well my story is i've been sick for months and months, doctors had no idea been to see many specialists, i found out a few days ago i have iron deficiency anemia, saturation levels doc said are supposed to be at 20% mine is at 4%, hemoglobin levels supposed to be 12 mine...
    totired2care totired2care 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    I'm anemic. My iron stores are low.

    I'm B12 and Zinc deficient. I have to take Iron, B12, and Zinc tablets everyday, as well as my other medications.
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F Feb 28

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    One of the things I hate about being anemic is

    when I'm working out at school and I stand up and get light headed and my vision gets black dots in it, I just want one day where I can work out and not have to deal with being light headed.
    svankemps svankemps 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I was recently diagnosed with iron deficient

    anemia. A ferritin of 2. Hemoglobin 8.6. I have started iron supplement and iron rich diet. I know each case is very individual but can anyone share their experience on how long it takes to feel better?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    since im still a lil child im anemic,

    all i feel is shortness of breath, dizzyness, and im still ok but when i learn to sleep late, they bcame more frequent until i became deppressed and almost 2 weeks getting only 4 1/2 hours of sleep and 1 night i discover something more depressing and only got less than3 hours of...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F Feb 28

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    I have had severe iron- deficiency anemia

    since i was 7 and it gets worse as i get older. I'm super pale, bruise for no reason and get killer migraines. i also get really weak and tired for no reason. i take ferrous gluconate and sulfate but i still have to monitor my red blood cell levels with blood tests every 2-3...
    courtiethelittledramaqueen courtiethelittledramaqueen 13-15, F Jul 11, 2014

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    My blood test came in yesterday,

    and I was informed that I have been diagnosed with anemia. I always assumed because of my mother, but I was never sure since I donated blood. However there was a period in my life where I couldn't donate for 2 yrs. because my hemoglobin was low... it broke my heart. Silly I know...
    micaconamor micaconamor 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I Have Iron Deficiency Anemia.

    I have iron deficiency anemia caused by pregnancy. It's not the first time this has happened, I was pregnant 6 years ago and had it then as well.So, I am currently taking iron supplements. It sounds strange and I cannot find any information on it (I have to go to the doctor's...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response May 3, 2011

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    Really Bad Day.

    I've had Anemia for a long time. I'm a sick person in general, but anemia is a big one. I usually take my iron pill and be okay but some days it does not work. Like today. I can't even walk to the restroom without having to stop for breath. I tried washing the dishes and I...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Abnormal Cbc Results - Anemia/iron Deficiency?

    Hi all .. I had a complete blood count I and these items were flagged as Low- Hematocrit - 32.9 (L) Hemoglobin - 10.3 (L) MCH - 21.5 (L) MCHC - 31.3 (L) MCV - 69 (L) RBC - 4.78 (normal) RDW 18.1 (L) WBC - 9.4 (normal) Doctor didn't inform me nor express concern...
    newnewep newnewep 31-35, F Jan 15, 2013

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    I Am Anemic For The Second Time In My Life . . .

    I too am anemic. Since being diagnosed, i have had alot of scary days when i have gone out not knowing how my meds will react on my body. My main problem is that i take high blood pressure medication and am very sensitive to other supplements. I have to take iron and vit b-12. I...
    mdreem mdreem 41-45 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    In-utero To Newborn To Teenager To Adult Living With Anemia

    Mom just informed me (I'm 35 years old), that I had the anemia allllllll the way back to in-utero. Well she had anemia, but once I was born, hers was gone...mine was stuck with me. I was hospitalized in 2005 for a hemoglobin of 6 and BP of 68/34. Kept in the hospital till the...
    apatheticlethargicaddict apatheticlethargicaddict 36-40, F Apr 4, 2013

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    I have iron and b12 deficiencies.

    .. It is crazy how some days I'll forget my pills and be fine, while others I'm dragging until I take my pills and they absorb into my blood stream. One minute I think I'm dying and about to puke my brains out, next minute I'm ready to face the day as a champion. It's crazy how...
    nephthalim nephthalim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2014

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    Three Years

    You know how you are suppose to recover from this after you have a baby? Yeah I never did, I get called lazy or crazy because I have to sit down or lay down for a long amount of time otherwise I collapse. I quit taking iron pills two years ago and I feel sickly most of the time...
    Angelofloveandlife Angelofloveandlife 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Hi, Does anyone have severe dizziness with

    their anemia. I feel like I'm going to pass out as I type this...
    Toa23 Toa23 31-35, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Anemia.......grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Hi Everyone, I am new to the board, I have been diganossed with iron deficient anemia, and low Hemoglobin levels..... I have been fighting this for quite some time now,....starting three years ago my iron and hemoglobin were low, so we did the usual test, colonscopy, and blood...
    susiewilburn susiewilburn 56-60, F Oct 14, 2012

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    When you realize your iron levels are dropping

    but your doctor won't order blood work done -_-
    svankemps svankemps 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I don't have an iron-rich diet

    and my symptoms are starting to get worse.
    justalea justalea 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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    I wasn't allowed to play outside

    as a child, because I would get seizures from exhaustion. I require iron mineral shots, and annual blood transfusions about once a year, I'm told I'll need to do it more frequently as I get older. I'm very pale, and have a healthy tan skinned child who is 3 now, and isn't...
    DaiiaLaPapaya DaiiaLaPapaya 26-30, F Dec 11, 2013

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    Getting Better

    A few years ago, I had to stop giving blood as my iron count dropped far too low.  I'd always had slightly low iron, but my deficiency had started getting worse and worse.   While at University, it got to the point where I became incredibly lethargic.  I got...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I keep getting the worst headaches

    and almost passing out. What are some good sources of iron?
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15, 2014

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    I Have Anemina , Im Trying To Not Let It Define Me

    I am 20 years old and a part -time college student I use to be a full-time student until the sickness got ahold of me , so I had to go to part time I was diagnosed my sophomore year of high school , just recently I started to get tired and feel sick and trip to the doctor at...
    cameronsgurl20 cameronsgurl20 18-21, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Need Intravenous Iron?

    Doctors nationwide are now testing an investigational treatment for Iron Deficiency Anemia that would be given intravenously instead of orally.   Study participants in the IDA clinical research study will receive an initial consultation, study-related examinations, and study...
    VerAnemic VerAnemic 31-35 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    My battle with anemia began

    when I went to the ER in Sept 2014 for another condition I was admitted to the hospital for 11 days. I was told I was anemic prior to going to hospital, but did not realize how bad it was until they told me I needed blood transfusions. I received 4 blood transfusions and 3...
    anitamillr anitamillr 46-50, F Feb 8

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    I went to the ER to get a blood transfusion a

    few weeks ago because my hemoglobin was extremely low, at a 5. I actually went to the doctor that morning because I felt like my Anemia was bad, I think it was triggered by being overworked (I had to do my boss' s job & mine while he was gone on vacation for 3 weeks, it was very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Aside from the horrible easily bruising anyone

    else find they get super thirsty and nauseous when their iron levels are low?
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Ferritin Level At 2

    Hello, I am hoping for some insight from others that are also suffering.  I am a 29 year old female.  I was having daily headaches with brief loss of vision daily, I went to the doctors and he did bloodwork, my ferritin level was 2 and my b12 level was 128.  He said these were...
    dmarkov dmarkov 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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