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  • 1.  Anemia

    Posted 12-07-2020 21:35
    Hello,
    Has anyone in the group has experienced Anemia, if yes what was done to correct it.
     
    Tanveer Hussain
     


  • 2.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-08-2020 08:05
    I have anemia. I take a daily iron supplement (325 mg ferrous sulfate) for it. I also have a vitamin B12 deficiency and give myself monthly injections of B12. My doctor says the B12 also helps the anemia. The combination works well for me.

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    Jean McMillan
    TN
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  • 3.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-08-2020 12:56
    Jean,
    Thanks for your response. Was your Ferritin levels low also?
    Thanks 
    Tanveer 
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    Tanveer Hussain
     





  • 4.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-08-2020 14:31
    Yes, it was.

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    Jean McMillan
    TN
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  • 5.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-08-2020 15:36
    Thanks. So oral Ferrous Sulfate is what I am considering also but wasn't sure how long would it take to bring it up. I am trying to avoid IV Infusion of Iron that one of the practitioner recommended. How did you manage constipation caused by oral iron therapy?
    Tanveer 
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    Tanveer Hussain
     





  • 6.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-09-2020 07:20
    I started taking the iron a few years ago and don't recall how  long it took for me to feel improvement, but it's still working now and I'm glad to have such a simple, inexpensive OTC treatment. I take Miralax (OTC laxative recommended by my doc tor) for the constipation.

    I haven't had an iron infusion but I've had an infusion to treat osteoarthritis and it was extremely unpleasant. But if the oral approach doesn't work, I'd go ahead and have the infusion because life with anemia can be so miserable.

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    Jean McMillan
    TN
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  • 7.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-09-2020 17:23
    Thank you for your responses.
     
    Tanveer Hussain
     





  • 8.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-13-2020 12:15
    HI Tanveer,
    I don't rember specific numbers, however I have had very low ferritin at times.

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    Janis MINER
    Rochester NY
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  • 9.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-14-2020 18:51
    Thank you.
     
    Tanveer Hussain
     





  • 10.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-15-2020 15:11
    Miralax ;( i use generic its cheaper) , old fashioned prune juice, and lots of water
    Avoid caffeine drinks.( while no one seems to claim caffeine causes constipation... it seems to "encourage " it.

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    Marilyn Rosenhouse
    Dallas TX
    (214) 850-0655
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  • 11.  RE: Anemia

    Posted 12-10-2020 17:59
    Hi,
    I've had problem with iron deficiency anemia for several years.  I have had iron infusions to treat it. I also had rheumatiod athritis & Sjogrens. Docs haven't figured out the cause. I was anemic when I had my heart attack. I had a very low B12 number in the summer, so I have been taking a B12 supplement for a few months. My last blood work was in September and I was not anemic.
    Oral iron only made me constipated.  I haven't had problems with infusions other than them taking up most of my day.

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    Janis MINER
    Rochester NY
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