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Dr. Rita Corona
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Exhaustion (Definition)

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Extreme fatigue after getting my blood drawn. Is it just in my head?

Extreme fatigue after getting my blood drawn.  Is it just in my head?

No: Many people have this problem. It can be due to low iron stores-ferritin. Getting blood drawn decreases ferritin stores and can increase fatigue. Take iron if this is the problem. Others find that taking d ribose-a simple sugar only your body produces can help with this fatigue, this is great if low ferritin is not your problem. ...Read more

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Not food allergy/blood sugar related - -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

Not food allergy/blood sugar related - -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

System response: This does seem unusual. It may be that your system is becoming more cholinergic to foods. This means that there is an enhanced "fight or flight" response resulting in your symptoms. I would recommend smaller meals with simpler foods non-complex carbohydrates and simple proteins. Using simple antihistamines such as loratadine may be helpful if there is a histamine response to foods. I would also keep a food diary to determine if any foods or worse triggers and others. Deafly share this with your physician. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen and blistery when I have to go to the doctors to get it looked at, will I have to get blood drawn?

My bottom lip is swollen and blistery when I have to go to the doctors to get it looked at, will I have to get blood drawn?

Maybe: To be brave, act brave. Nobody likes having blood drawn, but there are a variety of ways to deal with the discomfort and fear. What's helped me is to think of the pain that others have borne on my behalf -- my mother in giving birth, perhaps a religious figure. Think of the health benefits and how your being healthy will help those who you love. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn yesterday at 4 pm and i feel sick and light headed. How long does this last?

I had blood drawn yesterday at 4 pm and i feel sick and light headed. How long does this last?

Lightheaded: Sick feeling and lightheaded not likely to be related to the blood drawn. Sleep well, drink water. I usually recommend 1-2 boiled eggs (if no allergies to eggs) and if symptoms persist then check with your physician. Perhaps the answer is on the results of the blood test just done yesterday. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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