Anaemic

Hi Guys, I am still feeling awful after getting a pint of blood off which shouldn't have come off!!! My hct was borderline before a shoulder op and nurse said she would leave it and test after my op which I did have done. New hct level was .37, hb is about 11 I think. She read the wrong results and didn't notice until after blood was off!! Has anyone else experienced this and how long did it take you to start feeling a bit better. Also had a cold plus getting over op!! Thank you Aime x

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  • Hi Aime, you have had a lot going on with the op and anemia. I don't know the answer but send warm wishes your way and hope your feeling better soon. xxx

  • Poor you Amie. I wish you better very soon. Mel x

  • Hi Mel & Malachy,

    thank you, Aime xx

  • That is aweful Aime, this happened to my my (Fortunately I have been lucky) mum, but her Hct was .42, this left her feeling great, but .37 is so low.

    It take 7 hours for your body to re-produce the plasma. After that it will depend on how iron deficient you are as to how fast you replace your red cells.

    It may cause you to be more susceptible to bruising. I hope you recover rapidly.

    Geoff

  • Hi Geoff, thank you for your reply - your poor Mum. Hopefully I will start to pick up soon. Trying to eat an good diet with iron plus vit C but don't want to overdo it. Thank you Aime xx

  • Hi Geoff, thank you for your reply - your poor Mum. Hopefully I will start to pick up soon. Trying to eat an good diet with iron plus vit C but don't want to overdo it. Thank you Aime xx

  • Best wishes Aime and get well soon.

  • Thank you Crazy Daisy. xx

  • If you ask your haem he or she can give you a little iron to take, alternatively if my hct goes too low taking 10mg iron a day in a pill will increase the Hct in a few weeks, be careful not to overdo it though because it can have delayed reaction

  • Hi Ainslie, Thank you, if it doesn't improve soon will ask GP if they can ask haem for advice. Many thanks Aime xx

  • Hello Aime,

    Funny, I had been thinking about you for no reason in particular. Poor you, what a mistake to make!

    Are you feeling very tired with heavy legs? I have acute anaemia not through losing blood just the nature of my MF. Have had vitamin B12 injections and now taking a tablet once a day (forget the name) to help things along. The way the anaemia affected me was as above - it is great now that tired feeling has gone.

    Just coming out of an attack of Labyrinthitis though (excuse spelling) and honestly if it is not one thing it's another. I have been so well since beginning Ruxolitinib but this is the name of the game.

    Take great care of yourself Aime and hope you recover from op and mistake. Best wishes.

    Linds xxx

  • Hello Aime,

    Funny, I had been thinking about you for no reason in particular. Poor you, what a mistake to make!

    Are you feeling very tired with heavy legs? I have acute anaemia not through losing blood just the nature of my MF. Have had vitamin B12 injections and now taking a tablet once a day (forget the name) to help things along. The way the anaemia affected me was as above - it is great now that tired feeling has gone.

    Just coming out of an attack of Labyrinthitis though (excuse spelling) and honestly if it is not one thing it's another. I have been so well since beginning Ruxolitinib but this is the name of the game.

    Take great care of yourself Aime and hope you recover from op and mistake. Best wishes.

    Linds xxx

  • Hi Linds, thanks for cheering me up by answering. Yes definite heavy arms and legs like lead, and past being tired, really fatigued!! Never mind, hopefully get better soon. Labyrinthintitis (however you spell it) is really horrible, poor you! Take care Aime xx

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