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Didn't take levothyroxine 50mcg today because i don't have anymore pills but i've noticed that i feel better than when i took them but iron is now low?

Didn't take levothyroxine 50mcg today because i don't have anymore pills but i've noticed that i feel better than when i took them but iron is now low?

No relation: Missing one day of levothyroxine 50 mcg doesn't make much difference. Your low iron has no relation of missing a dose. This is an incidental finding which needs to be investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I feel better after only one day of taking an iron supplement?

Is it possible that I feel better after only one day of taking an iron supplement?

Maybe: A one-day turnaround seems pretty quick. But it also feels good to know what your diagnosis is (anemia), and to be working towards feeling better by taking iron if that's what you need. Lot of improvement can come from positive expectation also -- work with it! and work with your doctors too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to an iron infusion. Tried iton tablets and body just won't absorb them. What is the next step to help me feel better?

Had allergic reaction to an iron infusion. Tried iton tablets and body just won't absorb them. What is the next step to help me feel better?

Tough issue: Have you tried iron with vitamin C? Another potential solution is to use eat food with acidic property cooked in a cast iron pan. ...Read more

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How long til I feel better from iron infusion? I'm on 2 of 5 (200mg venafer each, total 1000mg) I am iron deficient ferritin 10, sat 9, but no other l

How long til I feel better from iron infusion? I'm on 2 of 5 (200mg venafer each, total 1000mg) I am iron deficient ferritin 10, sat 9, but no other l

A few days: You should feel better when your iron stores increase which is typically a few days. Good Luck. A reflection of your hemoglobin going up will take 2-3 days as well. ...Read more

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If I have a hemoglobin of 11.2 and my doctor told me to start taking iron pills, how long will it take for me to feel better?

If I have a hemoglobin of 11.2 and my doctor told me to start taking iron pills, how long will it take for me to feel better?

Anemia: At a hemoglobin of 11.2 you probably don't have any symptoms related to anemia. Once you begin iron and assuming your anemia is due to iron deficiency you would expect your hemoglobin level to rise in a few months. ...Read more

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Doctors have told me I have iron deficiency. They gave me pills to take and i started to feel better. But now i'm getting more tired. Why is that?

Doctors have told me I have iron deficiency. They gave me pills to take and i started to feel better. But now i'm getting more tired. Why is that?

Fatigue is broad: Fatigue is a common complaint with a broad range of possibilities. Requires a detailed history to get to the bottom of it. I would start with reassessing what you already have (iron deficiency) before considering alternative diagnosis. Feel better ! ...Read more

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I had a iron infusion on Monday I feel so exhausted and weak is this normal and when will I start to feel better?

I had a iron infusion on Monday I feel so exhausted and weak is this normal and when will I start to feel better?

Hemoglobin: What is your hemoglobin level? Your weakness may be due to anemia. It will take a few days to weeks for the body to make enough new red blood cells to correct the anemia and relieve the symptoms. Keep doing physical activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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I took an iron supplement 5hrs after i ate and now i feel really nauseous, like i could puke but can't. How can I feel better and prevention method?

I took an iron supplement 5hrs after i ate and now    i feel really nauseous, like i could puke but can't. How can I feel better and prevention method?

Iron ; nausea: Iron supplements can often cause nausea, especially when taken on an empty stomach (which would generally be the case 5 hours after eating). Best to take this one with food from now on. You could try some ginger tea or flattened ginger ale to settle your stomach now. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and my iron level is 103. Is that quite low?? I am now starting iron supplements. How long before i start to feel better? Thanks

35 weeks pregnant and my iron level is 103. Is that quite low?? I am now starting iron supplements. How long before i start to feel better? Thanks

Not low: Your iron level is not low. However, it would be prudent to take supplemental iron to make sure that you have adequate reserves. Your not feeling better may be due to some other cause and it may be pregnancy itself. See this site for more info: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003488.htm ...Read more

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I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease and iron deficiency about a year ago. I've been gluten free ever since and I still don't feel better...

I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease and iron deficiency about a year ago. I've been gluten free  ever since and I still don't feel better...

Refractory sprue or: ...maybe some gluten is slipping into your diet. If your diagnosis of celiac sprue is a certainty, then checking your tissue transglutaminase antibody now will indicate how successful you may be at gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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Male insomniac . Ferritin low-normal. Fe mid-normal. Why when taking Fe syrup 50 mg, feel better = sleepy, dizzy. Bad reaction! Or good effect? Thnx

Male insomniac . Ferritin low-normal. Fe mid-normal. Why when taking Fe syrup 50 mg, feel better = sleepy, dizzy. Bad reaction! Or good effect? Thnx

Insomnia: I usually do at least an hour comprehensive interview on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Occasionally they are organic in origin but for most people they occur because of trauma or other stressful events that do not get resolved--insomnia is just one of many likely symptoms. Can you contact me to discuss more about your history. I am a sleep disorders expert. ...Read more

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My right leg is aching and hurting so much, its keeping me from sleeping. It happens somewhat often. What can i do to treat an alleviate it. iron 10.9

My right leg is aching and hurting so much, its keeping me from sleeping. It happens somewhat often. What can i do to treat an alleviate it. iron 10.9

Imaging: ShaquitaC, If you are experiencing significant pain in your leg, especially if it is bad enough to keep you up at night, you should visit your physician as soon as possible to have a physical exam and/or imaging as they determine appropriate. When was the last time you were pain free? Did you have any trauma to the leg? Get a referral to a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery or Sports Medicine. ...Read more

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Can blackstrap molasses make you feel better if you have drug-induced hemolytic anemia but your iron panel (ferritin, tibc, tsi, si) were all normal?

Forgive my candor: Blackstrap molasses is an antique health fraud which despite what others may tell contains only small amounts of vitamins, and acquires most of its mineral content from the machinery in which it was processed. Hemolytic anemia -- drug-induced or not -- is serious and needs to be followed up by a physician. Iron won't touch it. Don't let others play you for a sucker. ...Read more

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My iron is 22 b12 is 100 vitd 27 feeling very weak dizziness fatigue taking supplement orally how long will it take to feel better ?

My iron is 22 b12 is 100 vitd 27 feeling very weak dizziness fatigue  taking supplement orally how long will it take to feel better ?

Depends: You should have his doctor evaluate why his B12 level is so low. Is he a strict vegetarian? Or he may have a condition called pernicious anemia in which he is unable to make B12. He may feel better with getting B12 injections for a while. 5000iu of vitamin D everyday should help improve his vitamin D levels. Eating more fish can also help improve his vitamin D and B12 levels. Monitor levels. ...Read more

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I have iron deficiency anemia due to surgically-induced malabsorption. I will have my 1st iron infusion Thursday. When can I expect to feel better?

I have iron deficiency anemia due to surgically-induced malabsorption.  I will have my 1st iron infusion Thursday.  When can I expect to feel better?

In a few weeks: "When you should start to feel better depends on your particular situation. Normally, it may take from a week to a month after you start your iron supplement before you start to feel better. Continue to watch your symptoms and take note of side effects that might be caused by the supplements. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your health care provider." ...Read more

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What should I eat during a hangover to feel better?

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What should I eat during a hangover to feel better?

Foods for hangover: Some suggestions are eggs, water & bacon sandwich. ...Read more