I Have Anemia

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    I am almost certain I'm anemic.

    Firstly, way back last Christmas I fell very I'll, I was basically bed bound, also at the same time I was on my period which at the time was so heavy, like really heavy. As I started to recover I took a trip to the doctors and explained how ill I had been and to try and sort...
    plzcallmeem8 plzcallmeem8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2014

    A Whole Lot of Sitting Down

    I found out recently I'm anemic, enough so that it's reminding me of when I had mono in college. It's like somebody took my energy gauge and dialed it down to 50%. I've been doing my homework. I'm vegetarian, and while vegetarians can easily get enough iron in their diet, they...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2007

    I Hate Living With This!

    I was diagnosed with anemia about a year ago. I'm always cold, to the point where I mostly stay inside bc if I get too cold, my bones actually hurt!. I constanly eat ice and have the heat on( yes,even during the summer, lol). I also eat weird things like starch all the time.. I...
    blackbarbeh blackbarbeh
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2011

    I Just Deal With It

    It used to be hell just to sit up, i was always tired and sore for no reason. I felt as though if i would eat sometimes i would vomit for no reason even though i hadn't eaten in days.It hurt to be called lazy and anorexia and so many other names just because i refused to tell...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2011

    I'm Feeling Very Tired

    I have anemia. Had it since i was an adolescent. I've been taking vitamins and supplements of iron, B12, folic acid etc all my life, and receive shot treatments now and then when it's getting bad. Right now, i'm not doing so well again. I'm exhausted, too tired to do anything...
    gemutlich gemutlich
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2008

    Guinness and Steak

    I have very low levels of blood, which always means that blood tests have to be timed for first thing in the morning, and I have to drink a great deal before going to the doctor's. I used to have a very traditional, country doctor in my former hometown and his...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 12, 2008

    My Struggle With Anemia

    I was first diagnosed with Anemia in 2006. For those of you who don't know what Anemia is, it's a condition where the blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. If there are abnormal red blood cells or there aren't enough red blood cells, or the hemoglobin is...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    I've Had Anemia For Years!!

    I was diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia 2-3 years ago, I had pica and ate ice like crazy, I actually spent time and money to go through drive-thrus to get a few large cokes with ice just for the ice. Since then I have been on 320mg Iron pills (18 times daily amount). My...
    Jenhorse Jenhorse
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2010

    My Story Of Anemia. :(

    My Name is Charis and im 12 years Old, I have had Iron Deficiency Anemia since the age of 3, My Hemaglobien was 2, I got rushed to hospital.... I didnt know what was happening... MUMMY MUMMY! I screamed, Your going to be alright Mum said, I wasnt sure, Everday i had to have Blood...
    chatterbox2000 chatterbox2000
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2012


    Soooo.....I've battled anemia for awhile....here lately it's been bad...very bad...I've been having dizzy spells...problems with my vision focusing...wanting faint at work...so this a.m. I go to my local ER because I felt faint...low and behold lab work shows that I'm severely...
    shikster9 shikster9
    Mar 23, 2013

    Not Anemic, But Very Close To It

    Early 2009 was when I found out.I was always tired, and feeling sick basically every day. And plus I was fully pale, not white, pale. I looked terrible.It was April and I was missing allot of school so my Mum took me to the doctor and I got a blood test done, and a few days later...
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Best Iron Supplement

    Hi, guys and girls. Today some short story from me. I have anemia and using dietarysupplementsvitamins.com iron supplement and it worked for me. Why i am impressed, because before I purchased lot of other supplements but never feel so many energy like today. So, choose your...
    anemiaguy anemiaguy
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

    I've had anaemia for the last six years

    and its getting so tiring. I take oral iron twice a day along with this iron drink called spa tone. My iron levels are at 1, i feel so weak all the time and my joints constantly ache. I get nose bleeds a lot at the moment.
    psortain psortain
    18-21, F
    Jan 28, 2015

    I have had anemia for several years now.

    It is frustrating because I have never been able to have my iron levels at a healthy level for a while, which affects how tired I get. I hope to get rid of the anemia someday.
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    Having Chronic Anemia

    i am an 21 year old girl and have battled chronic anaemia for the past 18 years due to severe bleeding and bad eating habits which i wish i could change .i go through a lot in dealing with this migraines tiredness breathlessness palpitationleg [ains and pica to mention a few or...
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2011

    The Benefits Of Iron Supplements

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    anemiaguy anemiaguy
    31-35, M
    Jul 29, 2013


    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

    What's Going On?

     When I was younger, it must have been 3rd or 4th grade, i started to become addicted to eating paper.  I don't even know how it started.  I can't help but wonder, why?  was i just curious?  Did it look really good or something?  What if i hadn't...
    smileygrl96 smileygrl96
    13-15, F
    Sep 29, 2009

    My Summer Of Anemia

    I found out I was anemic the summer of 2008. I had been so sick, dry heaving, shaking, blurred vision, pains in my left side. I could barely move. I was bed ridden for a good month. During that month I had lost 50lbs. Now, I was chubby.. so I didn't mind. I had been back &...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 30, 2009

    Daily Hell

    I've had aneamia for a year and a bit now. I've actually got severe anaemia and everyday is just so hard. My little sister looks after me everyday and I love her but the doctor said that there is a 65% chance of me dying but I haven't told her. My body always aches and I'm...
    RyanMK1 RyanMK1
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    Turns out I'm anemic.

    That explains everything lol.
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    10year Anniversary

    Its been 10 years since my initial diagnosis and the dr said I needed a blood transfusion. I didn't get one so it's been 10 years of popping vitamins, countless NDEs and enough psych problems to cause mental exhaustion. I think the worst part for me is when people label me as...
    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2013

    So I was having really bad leg pain all day,

    I thought it was because I was low in potassium. Went to go have a bath and relax and discovered my legs like this. Oh the perks of being anemic. *sighs*
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    Hi, i'm a 16 year old female.

    I have pale skin, have several headache, dizziness and none stop fatigue. I always have to take nap after doing any kind of work. I thought that was normal but I just found out that I'm anemic. The doctor gave me list of diet including foods that I don't like to eat. Is anemia...
    amazinglybeautiful amazinglybeautiful
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    I am Anemic, I have been all my life.

    It didn't start when I started my period. My body is weak & taking supplements everyday is terrible. But I still stay strong because for awhile no one knew but me that I was anemic, I don't take breaks whenever I feel sick I keep going because I can't let it stop me.
    DanthyStarLu DanthyStarLu
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    Mild Anemia

    My doc told me i have this, and i need to take vitamins. I dont think we will have the money for that for a few weeks or maybe a month. Holidays and all. What could i Do to help me absorb iron? Does eating an orange, and then eating meat help?
    Jem12Sabre Jem12Sabre
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2012

    The Life Ive Always Known....

    It is hard living with anemia, but now its apart of who I am. The ringing in my ears, the low blood count, being cold all the time, and the weekly doctor's visits to check my hemoglobin, and all the blood transfushions ive had to have has taken its tole on me. Im always tired and...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2011

    Got Diagnosed a Few Months Ago.

    It was sort of ridiculous. After almost 2 years of depression and med hunting,not to mention dizziness AS a side effect of those meds to make it worse, they are like OH, btw, has anyone checked your hemoglobin levels? I say no, and faint during the blood test...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2009


    After I had my first child, I was diagosed with anemia...my mom also has it, i have been very dizzy but i have never fainted, i;m just really tired and my husband doesn't believe me he thinks i'm just lazy...
    ApatheticBelle ApatheticBelle
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

      I don't really know what this app is,

    but I guess I kinda need to vent. Well, I'm 15 and I'm partly anemic idk If I still am party, If I'm better or if I've gotten worse or stayed the same. i was diagnose around the end of august. I believe I've probably been anemic since I was very little. I started getting really...
    L888 L888
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    Anaemia Sucks!

    Anaemia totally sucks! I mean, it gives restrictions. I can't do all the things I used to before. I can't run a long distance. I can't go 6km walking or running like I used to. I can't....gosh! I have to take iron pills everyday! Sometimes, I have periods twice in a month! and...
    SammySingally SammySingally
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2011

    Anemia and EP

    Here's the goofy thing: I'm on EP because I have anemia. I have a lot of down time where I just need to cool out and rest, and I've been logging onto EP to keep me occupied during those times. I've been steadily doing better this past week, and I've been on EP less because I...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Sep 12, 2007

    Facing An Anemic Problem

    i am an 18 year old girl and have battled chronic anaemia for the past five years due to severe bleeding and bad eating habits which i wish i could change .i go through a lot in dealing with this migraines tiredness breathlessness palpitationleg [ains and pica to mention a few...
    drasantewaa drasantewaa
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Mar 10, 2010

    All My Life

    When my mom adopted me at 25 months, I had an array of health problems due to neglect and most have been resolved, but I still deal with anemia. I get ALOT of flack about being vegetarian and anemic...but I just let 'em go off on the tangent and ignore it. I eat plenty of high...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2008
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