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Red Bloodcells and more

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 14, 2006
  • 02:53 AM

My red blood cells are dying way too early and my bone merrow( not sure how to spell) is working overtime to compensate. My blood is being checked every 6 month. I don't have sickle cell.
I also have been having severe pain in my bones. Feels like a pulling pain (like someone is pulling on my arm.
My shoulders are also frozen. Both of them. i have shoulder pain in both shoulders somedays worse than others. I am right handed. Never had trauma to my shoulder. i also get these horrible stomach pains with cold sweats that go away after i take antacid. My stomach has been looked at.
I don't have gallstones or HP Pyloris. Went down with scope. Doctor said it's the abdominal wall.
I am so tired of constant bone pain. Even when I/or someone else touches the bones in my arms it hurts. but the weird thing is that my bones don't hurt all the time.

Help! doctors can't find out what's wrong. I don't have sickle cell, Ulcers or Gallstones.

Before I forget i am borne with richits. Missing Vitamin D etc. Softening of the bones. But don't have it anymore.

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  • Hi, Their is a number of things that could be wrong. The first one that comes to mind is an auto-immune disorder called pernicious anemia. Some of the symptoms are: headaches that are there 24/7, fatigue, depression, ill-defined abdominal pain, numbness and tingling of the legs and fingers - plus many others. Do a seach at this site of pernicious anemia and get the info on it. In pernicious anemia, your body losses the ability to process vitamin B-12...without vitamin B-12 your body can't make red blood cells. Your red blood cells live for about 120 days and then are destroyed in the liver and spleen, so your body is constantly making new ones, but if it can't make new ones--the ones that you have get bigger than normal in order to compansate for not being able to make new ones..when it does this..they don't pass out of the bone marrow (where all red and white blood cells are made) very easily, including passing through the different organs..so they break easily...causing anemia. Their are blood tests that can determine the condition and amount of your red and white blood cells. This is only one form of anemia...their are many...please keep in mind that you have to have healthy bones in order to healthy blood...so if you had Rickets at one time...it is very important to tell your doctor this! I wish you all the best...If you have more questions I will be happy to try and answer them...GOOD LUCK! SKEETER
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 03:11 PM
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