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Dr. Rita Corona
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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

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Im 33 years old and lately I have been light headed every day along with fatigue. I had my blood pressure checked from a nurse at work and it was 120 over 90. Should i be concerned if so what steps should I take to get it back to normal? Thx in advance.

Im 33 years old and lately I have been light headed every day along with fatigue. I had my blood pressure checked from a nurse at work and it was 120 over 90. Should i be concerned if so what steps should I take to get it back to normal? Thx in advance.

See physician: It is unusual to be lightheaded and have a borderline high blood pressure. Recommend getting several checks. Lab should be done to check for anemia or underactive thyroid. BP can be lowered by low salt diet, exercise and weight loss if overweight. For lightheadedness, drink more water. That said, many people with these symptoms have anxiety or depression, so give these possibilities some thought. ...Read more

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I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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Blood Drawn Tuesday morning. Doc ordered several tests for fatigue and abd pain, all came back except for the CBC w/Diff & Platelet. Why delay??

Blood Drawn Tuesday morning.  Doc ordered several tests for fatigue and abd pain, all came back except for the CBC w/Diff & Platelet.  Why delay??

Manual diff: Diff may be done by the machine and those results are available along with other results. If your doctor ordered a manual diff, that requires additional time and may be the reason for the delay. ...Read more

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Was cleaning ear and removed a blood clot from my ear have a stiff neck and extreme upper and lower back pain and debilitated fatigue?

Was cleaning ear and removed a blood clot from my ear have a stiff neck and extreme upper and lower back pain and debilitated fatigue?

Possible meningitis: Rarely ear infection can penetrate into the skull and cause an abscess and meningitis, but considering your neck stiffness, neck pain and low back pain and fatigue i would recommend medical consultation. You should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Hair loss.Fatigue.Bald spots.Heavy period.Extreme cramps.Have had numerous blood tests done w/ no results. Been to doctor twice.What could be wrong?

Hair loss.Fatigue.Bald spots.Heavy period.Extreme cramps.Have had numerous blood tests done w/ no results. Been to doctor twice.What could be wrong?

Thyroid: These sounds like thyroid problems, but i'm going to assume that they checked that. It's hard to guess without knowning which tests you had that were negative. Autoimmune problems could cause as well. What type of doctor have you seen? Family or internal medicine? Obgyn? You may want to see a specialist like an internal medicine doctor or a rhematologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood works shows out of range WBC (11.4), Lymphocytes (4.8), CRP (4.2). extreme hairloss, fatigue, headaches,weightgain,recurrent eye infection,rash?

Blood works shows out of range WBC (11.4),  Lymphocytes (4.8), CRP (4.2). extreme hairloss, fatigue, headaches,weightgain,recurrent eye infection,rash?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. You will want to see your doctor for a careful and complete history and physical. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn , was a large lump under my skin, 4 days later shows up as a Hematoma, its very painful and around the main vein any dangers?

Blood clotted: Blood clotted under the skin which is not a serious issue as these clots Don't travel. Applying heat over the area,if it is several days old, May help dissolve the clot. Sometimes it has to be removed by a small incision if the hematoma is persistent and problematic. ...Read more

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