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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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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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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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