Recently I joined this forum as last yr, I had debilatating Anaemia fr Jan until May. My body wasn't digesting Ferrous Fumerate so my iron intake didn't increase, even tho my levels were low & below average, my GP wouldn't refer me for liquid Iron Infusions. GP advised me to ask my Rheumatologist for a referral who then told me it was the GPS duties. Meanwhile, I couldn't function & was sleeping most of the time when I wasn't dizzy, faint or losing hearing,
2013, I was so Anaemic that I had a blood transfusion, (Pneumonia & APS - a Thtombosis Condition). 2014 - I had Eye Cancer which was successfully treated.
In March 2016, my dad was in hospital for wks with Anaemia & had about 5 blood transfusions, only to be told he actually had terminal Liver Cancer which couldn't be treated. Sadly dad passed in June 2016.
I read a post about a member who went thru similar situation but was diagnosed with Leukemia (I think).
Since Jan 2015, I'm still taking Ferrous Fumerate (3 pills a day), I'm glad that my body is now digesting the pills so I'm functioning as normal. I wonder if I'll have to take those pills for the rest of my life. I take other meds so wonder if these increase the risk of natural or on intake.
I've always eaten a lot of green veg like Spinach, Lettuce, Kale & Brocolli on a daily basis which are high in Iron. Red meat works for me in terms of Iton & Protein intake.
Also, I live with other health conditions as well like Lupus Disease (SLE), Antiphosolipid/ Hughes Symdrome (Thrombosis), Retina Ischemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynauds Phomenon, Fibroids, Possible Endometriosis.
Looking forward to learning more about this condition & others relative experiences.
Take care x