has anyone been on TPN and hemoglobin dropped every week?

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debilitated
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   Posted 6/21/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
my hemoglobin is now 7.5 from 8.9 and i was taking 2 iron SLOW FE's a day for a week.

Something is Wrong Im afraid.
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Currently:, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 12mcg / 72hrs, TPN, Cardizem
Currently On SSDI


Nanners
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   Posted 6/21/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you really need to talk to your doc about this. Maybe its time for either a blood or iron transfusion. Usually oral iron is not enough once you are that anemic.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 6/21/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
You could have a slow bleed. Doctor time I'm afraid, good luck...

In any event, I found SlowFe's useless and expensive.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.


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debilitated
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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Something tells me the TPN possibly formed an ulcer.. Not sure. Im not even eating too much.. just sluggish from the Calcium channel blocker medication.. i SEE NO BLOOD.

just Diarrhea.
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Currently:, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 12mcg / 72hrs, TPN, Cardizem
Currently On SSDI

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