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told i have anemia now they tell me i have hemochromatosis

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  • Posted By: porcelain
  • January 27, 2009
  • 01:04 AM

originally i diagnosed with anemia, they then wanted to run more tests to see if i could absorb iron or if it was due to lack of iron.

the tests came back now saying i had high iron levels and needed more tests to rule things out.

i had more tests and the results showed i had hemochromatosis (which is an iron overload diseasse).

so how on earth could i have been diagnosed with anemia when i have the exact opposite problem to that now (hemochromatosis)??

or is there some weird way you can have both?? please help i am very confused.

along with the anemia i was also diagnosed with b12 deficiency and vitamin d deficiency on the same day.

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  • originally i diagnosed with anemia, they then wanted to run more tests to see if i could absorb iron or if it was due to lack of iron. the tests came back now saying i had high iron levels and needed more tests to rule things out. i had more tests and the results showed i had hemochromatosis (which is an iron overload diseasse). so how on earth could i have been diagnosed with anemia when i have the exact opposite problem to that now (hemochromatosis)?? or is there some weird way you can have both?? please help i am very confused. along with the anemia i was also diagnosed with b12 deficiency and vitamin d deficiency on the same day. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=143413&posted=1#post143413 ome on over to the b12 deficiency forum and learn how to heal yourself from the damage that does. it's a lot trickier than taking any old b12 pill or getting a cyanob12 shot. We will help you work out a full set of supplements that will get your b12 up to healthy levels and then you can give blood after you are no longer anemic for the hemochromatosis. Recoving from b12 induced anemia can be dangerous if done wrong. Please post thios again over on the b12 forum and get started.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 11:59 PM
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  • Hi there,Hemochromatosis is different than anemia. In fact the anemia could be caused by the hemochromatosis. My father died from liver cancer due to hemochromatosis. I don't say this to scare you. It is a fairly easily treated disorder but it can wreck your body if not treated soon enough. Please seek treatment immediately. http://ironoverload.org/facts.html
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  • I know it has been more than a year since your post, but was wondering what you have found out. My mother is now going through the same thing.
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  • I know it has been more than a year since your post, but was wondering what you have found out. My mother is now going through the same thing.I have been told the same thing. In my case it has been diagnosed as alpha-thalassemia, which is an iron-loading type of anemia. I have been taking Exjade (Novartis laboratories) and my iron levels are dropping and I feel better. Do not postpone proper treatment.
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  • Think about it when your iron is stored in your tissues it is not circulating in your bloodstream.
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