I was diagnosed with Myxedema in 1994. This is my first post for a couple of years. I dropped out because of my health but I am beginning to recover.
I have been diagnosed with Anemia of Chronic Diseases (ACD) which is also called anemia of nflammation (AI). The consultant treating me is rude and ignores my questions. Up until my last two treatments he arranged for me to have a blood transfusion and an iron infusion every three months. He now tells me that he will only arrange for blood transfusions. Yet he will not tell me why. Some papers I have read say that iron infusions are not beneficial and others say that iron infusion rather than blood transfusions are the recommended way of treating ACD. I will ask for a change of consultant but please tell me do any of you have any better information about treatment? All I know is that if I only have blood transfusions then I still notice a pulsating sensation in my head and rapid heart rate. I am 64 and fighting to remain clear of heart failure or stroke. Unfortunately, I still feel fatigued. I know I should have a full blood count to see if my iron levels have reached a normal range but the whole process is so exhausting. Any ideas would be very welcome.