I have just had very severe anemia, my hemaglobin went down to 4.6, I was told it should be around 12. It came on all through last year ut I did not go to the doctors until last November, the doctor I first saw said it was a viral infection and there was nothing they could give me, I had to just let it run its course. I got weaker and weaker and could hardly move without getting breathless. I went to the emergency centre on New years eve and the doctor I saw there said it was very severe anemia and I needed a blood test and a blood transfusion I left it until the next week to go to my GP. I had a blood test in the morning and that night, a GP rang to say I MUST go to the hospital as I was in danger of collapse, my organs were all under pressure and my heart could stop. I had to go to the hospital straight away for a blood transfusion. After the transfusion, I had to carry on with three iron pills a day, my hemaglobin level had gone up to 8.4. Then a month later it had gone up to 12.5. I am still on the high dose of tablets as the GP wants to get it higher so if it starts to drop again, it has somewhere to go before it starts to affect me. I am to have regular blood tests every two months.
Even though my hemaglobin level has gone up to normal, I still get very tired and a bit breathless and I am suffering badly with my joints. Shouldn't I be feeling better now my blood is normal? I do feel a lot better than I did, but still not 100%.
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Looking for ways to fill up my time. crafts are out too much anyway i find they do help any ideas on how i can volumteer orsomething doing something without kids sick people or animals. i need something to spend a lot of time doing but not so muych i would have an episode. i am fairly stable not stable but function well anything to do with the crafts would help thanks
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