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Extreme Fatigue After Getting My Blood Drawn Is It Just In My Head
Extreme fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. Checked out by surgeon. CBC: White blood cells in normal range, lymphocytes 53% ESR and CRP ok. No fever, I gained weight. Doctors say an infection. Ideas?
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
Yes : There should be no fatigue after a simple blood draw. ...Read more
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
I get intense pain in my forehead like my head is going to explode when i'm "in the bedroom". blood drawn w/high level of uric acid.
I just looked at my arm and notices this small red spot.it looks like blood underneath skin like when u get a shot or blood drawn.but I havent had any?
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
Had blood drawn at ER and my wbc was 14 and I'm to get it retested. My face is flushed and I'm so tired and dizzy. I don't feel sick though otherwise ?
Have had cough past couple weeks than lately bad head ache fatigue my eyes started get blood shot and left eyelid and cheek lil swollen. What is it?
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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