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03 Nov 2006

low hb low iron - pale as a ghost
I've been on iron supp for a year - dosage has been doubled. My iron levels are low and the endocrinologist says that my body doesn't store iron. I feel like death warmed up and i crave for buckets full of ice all the time. What could be the reason? I had 2x gastroscopies and 2x colonoscopies over the past yr - physician says everything seems fine except for internal haemorrhoids which he cannot operate on - no energy - okayish in the mornings but nothing towards the afternoons & evenings.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sally
Ask him if you can't have an iron drip ( preferably) or iron injections as you may not be taking up the oral iron.
See also
Taking Coffee, tea, wholegrain cereals and cranberry juice with your iron tablets should be avoided.
Take extra vit C with your medication.
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