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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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cyberdoc

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 http://www.meatmatters.com/sections/health/iron_absorbtion.php
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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