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Anemia? or something worse?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 25, 2009
  • 00:36 PM

I was born anemic but the doctor assures I no longer am. I wake up at least 2 mornings a week feeling like I have a hangover. I exercise, I'm not overweight, I eat a healthy diet and I drink extra vitamins and folic acid when I feel especially tired (just in case).

Here are my symptoms:
Vericose veins
Wounds that don't heal
Morning headaches (upon waking up)
Digestive problems if I don't eat a whole lot of fibre (my husband doesn't eat half of what I have to!)

My mom has had the same symptoms for years and now her kidneys are also being affected. The doctors can't diagnose her either

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  • Just bumping this one in case anyone has an answer
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well... when you are anemic, your primary signal symptom is usually fatigue. The "hangover" feeling leads me to think one thing- diabetes. Evidently, this fasting blood sugar test, (which I don't know if you've had) may or may not be 100% clear. I had a normal reading on that and was still diagnosed with diabetes. The headaches, the wounds not healing, digestive problems,...to me it all sounds like blood sugar issue. Another scary thing, advanced diabetes does affect your kidneys like is happening with your mom. No matter you size or how much you exercise, diabetes or similar blood sugar issue can attack ya. The healthiest, most slim, toned guy I know was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and that thru him for a loop- but it happens! just see if your doc will run the fasting glucose test on ya, and if it turns out normal, ask him for a prescrip for a bloodsugar monitor for at home use. you can get one for free most of the time with a diabetes class thats covered by insurance and it comes with some test strips to have around the house to keep a check on it when you feel "weird". Anyway, hope that helps.
    amijustcrazy 14 Replies Flag this Response
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