I have COPD and Angina. great combination. 6 weeks ago I was rushed into hospital, with what may have been a heart attack , turned out they think a mild angina attack. The doctor on duty that night, came across and said you are anaemic, I know I replied, they have me on folic tablets, the doc said what are they doing about it, so I repeated folic tablets, he replied oh nothing then.
He then went on and said being so anaemic I am bleeding somewhere, and this is what is affecting my copd and angina, and giving false pains out, making it feel like a permanent angina attack, He was not happy, and wanted me to have a camera up and down. The Sunday night doctor was equally annoyed and wanted me to stay in until they could get me in. The monday morning doctor wanted the bed so I was sent home.
I went to my own doctor and got signed off work till after the camera.
Had the camera on Wednesday, and the doctor there said you are anaemic badly , what are they doing about it, so I quickly explained and he said yes but you have been going down since 2006 . No wonder I suffer and feel so bloody tired all the time.
The good news is nothing was found. The bad news is they do not know why I am anaemic, I am seeing a different doctor and they have said I am chronic anaemic.....
I am still of work and due to go back later this month, going in next week to chat about reduced hours, I cannot afford to really but my sanctity and health I think its the only option.