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Hemoglogin:12.5 low, hematocrit:38 low. Iron, folic acid, b12, vitamin d ok. What's causing anemia & what do I do? Have graves disease&psoriasis/arthr

A 38 hct. Is not considered low at most labs. It doesnt sound like that is really your issue but go over this with the ordering physician, good luck. Read more...
Autoimmune . Your reason for anemia is likely due to your autoimmune diseases (psoriasis and graves). People with this type of anemia also get iron deficiency anemia so your doctor should continue to monitor your iron profile and ferritin levels. Read more...

My vitamin d and folic acid level is 7.36 and 2.3 respectively. I am suffering from muscle pain all around. Can vitamin D be the reason of the pains.

It could . we know that muscles have vitamin D receptors. Usually low vitamin D causes muscle weakness. However there are some patients that have muscle pain and vitamin D helps resolve that. Therefore this is a possibility, but I would see your physician, and possibly see a rheumatologist to make sure there is not another diagnosis. For instance we know people with fibromyalgia that have low vitamin D. . Their pain can be improved with vitamin D supplementation. Read more...

I take nabumetone, methotrexate, enbrel, plaquenil, vitamin d and folic acid for RA & dermatomyo. Which of these is making it difficult to lose wight?

None of the above! Mtx, enbrel, (etanercept) ho-q, vit d3, and Folic Acid will not cause wt. Gain. Some fluid retention is not uncommon with nsaids, but it stops shortly after starting. I would suggest that your medication cocktale may be increasing appetite, and inactivity imposed on you by your illness is the most likely factor! arthritis patients frequently gain 5-6 lbs per year. Read more...