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Blood Donation Failure - Results

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Well I called the doctor and advised that I had a low iron count and was unable to donate blood and in addition had experienced episodes of dizziness. The doctor ordered a CBC and wanted to see me in his office in a few days. Fast forward, I saw the doctor and he advised my labs were all perfect and the explanation he gave for my dizziness is "VERTIGO", which from my research and his explanation its a viral infection that resolves itself, he did however put me on a med that would lessen the effects of the dizziness as they arise. The dizziness subsided but turned into a low grade headache which has now resolved itself, so all is well he did advise the dizziness could return from time to time and if it does I have the meds. Well at least their was an explanation not sure that I like it but it is what it is and "this to shall pass" have a good day all and let's Spark on.
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    I used to donate blood. All was well until I tried to donate back in 2005 after having had a stroke. When they did the finger prick I found out I was anemic. Thought it was a once in a lifetime issue. Nope. My blood count continued to drop and I have been anemic since. No more donating blood for me.
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