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Anemia ~ Hematologist Visit

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I went to the hematologist and his conclusion is that it is still iron related. He says that I do have hypothyroidism and that is just exacerbating everything. He says that when a person has iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism, the hypothyroidism makes the anemia worse. He basically said I need to find a good supplement that my body will absorb better, eat a good iron-rich diet, and get on a low dose thyroid tablet. At that point, everything should straighten itself out. WHEW! It was a relief to hear that I am going to be OK! He said a LOT of my aches, fatigue, and general tiredness can probably be pointed straight at my thyroid. If we get it treated, I will begin to feel lots better. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers! I am still lurking and focusing on my health and wellness. I’m eating lots of green veggies and I did swap iron supplements....AGAIN. I am trying to find the right one for me and my body. -Amanda PS - He did say that my numbers at my PCP were sitting just below a 10 and that normal should be a 12 or above for hemoglobin/hematocrit and that while I was in his office my number was 12.7!!! YAY! So, all the greens and broccoli evidently helped! =)
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  • no profile photo CD22518161

    I'm so glad that you are improving! I remember before my hysterectomy my hematocrit was down to 7 and I even needed a blood transfusion. It sounds scary, but it wasn't at all... in just two hours I felt a million times better!

    Sounds like you have a good doctor and that you are taking good care of yourself too. Continue to feel better!
    958 days ago
    I am sorry that you are still not feeling well. I am glad that your efforts are helping. I hope you find agood supplement and feel better soon.
    960 days ago
  • BERRY4
    I'm assuming you know that cooking in cast iron cookware DOES add iron to what is cooked in them?!


    emoticon Hope you feel better soon!
    960 days ago
    I had the same issue a few years back. I got some radiation for my thyroid & now I'm good to go. It gets better so hang in there.
    961 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    I was very anemic a few years ago. I had to go in for iron pushes 3 times a week for about 4 weeks.
    961 days ago
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