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Re: [IP] Anemia-need help!!



Linda:

    Would you please e mail me directly.  My dad and I have been through the
same thing you are describing and I may have some input for you, but it is a
bit personal, so I am shy to tell it to the whole group.  I appreciate it
and hope I can help.

Thanks, Laura
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:53 PM
Subject: [IP] Anemia-need help!!


> I have a question regarding anemia.  Has anyone heard of it being a
> complication of diabetes?  I have been having trouble with low blood
counts
> (hemoglobin, ferritin) for 1 1/2 yrs. now.  Last Oct. I had surgery for
> uterine polyps but have continued to have blood numbers drop.  My problem
> seems to be iron storage (ferritin) or how the blood stores iron.  Last
year
> I was at 1.7 (normal is 11-300) and this year it had been up to 20 after
IV
> iron but has dropped to 8 and is going down. I take 100 mg/day of iron
pills
> and my iron stores continue to drop.  I have been checked for stomach
> bleeding, blood in my stool, clotting factor of the blood, etc., with
> negative results.  The hematologists can't seem to find out what the cause
is
> or where the blood is going.  I had to have IV iron which made me sick
> several times last year and don't want to go through that again.  I just
> don't know what to do or what type of specialist to ask for.  Any help
would
> be greatly appreciated as I was just starting to feel a little better and
> need some answers and treatment quickly.  Last year I was so weak I could
> hardly get up and move and don't want to go through that again.
>
> Thank You, Linda
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