Iron deficient Anemia (again)

Iron deficient Anemia (again)

Joined: October 28th, 2005, 10:05 am

December 7th, 2011, 6:11 pm #1

Well my Drs office called me. Seems that despite taking the Bifera iron pills (and Vitamin C, AND eating iron rich foods) my iron level is almost the exact same as it was 6 weeks ago.

My hemoglobin is 9.3 and my iron is 12. (can anyone in the know,tell me how bad these levels really are?) I'm so frustrated because I'm doing what they said to do... anyone deal with this before? I put a call in to my gastric bypass Docs office and waiting to hear back from them. apparently this is a semi common side effect for people like me- 5+ years out.

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Joined: May 24th, 2006, 12:50 pm

December 7th, 2011, 6:30 pm #2

http://pathcuric1.swmed.edu/pathdemo/nrrt.htm

Something is causing you not to absorb it. I wish I had more knowledge on it. Do you lose a lot of blood each month? And have you been checked to see you are not losing blood elsewhere?
Last edited by BeverlySue on December 7th, 2011, 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: October 28th, 2005, 10:05 am

December 7th, 2011, 7:13 pm #3

and that is where a lot of the absorbtion (sp?) goes on.... less intestines = less absorbing of iron (and D and for some people, B-12- but my B-12 is actually really high).
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Joined: May 24th, 2006, 12:50 pm

December 7th, 2011, 7:34 pm #4

Totally different ballgame, and I know even less about that.
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Joined: October 28th, 2005, 10:05 am

December 7th, 2011, 8:35 pm #5

sometimes they take a while.. like more then one day, to call me back... and since moving I am now close to an hour from there... I had called them before when this all started up and they offered to try and get me in to see them, but it's gonna be an insurance hassle, I am pretty sure... But they specialize in the cause of this so I really want to know their take.
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Joined: October 28th, 2005, 10:05 am

December 7th, 2011, 11:56 pm #6

they wanted to know my levels- I told them, they asked what I had been taking (Bifera 3 x a day) and then they told me to go for the infusions.... : ( How the heck am I gonna manage this?????
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