Hi all, just want to congratulate you all on such a friendly, informative site .
I dont know if anyone can help but i am looking for a bit of advice.
I was diagnosed with uc just over a year ago, i have never been totally free of symptoms but it has been bearable. Stupidly i always told my consultant that i was fine when i really was not .
The past two weeks i have had a really bad flare, im currently on 40mg of pred, 8 pentasa and a tablet to stop acid irritating my stomach, i have just had the results back from my blood test and it says my iron level is 6 when it should be around 12-13.My gp is starting me on iron tabs right away. I was wondering if anyone else has suffered low blood and if so what was there treatment?
My gp says that it will take 2-3 months for my levels to get back to normal, which is hard when you feel breathless and tired all the time. Would it be beneficial to have a blood transfusion? Should i phone my consultant and let him know and see what he thinks?
Sorry to waffle but do not know what to do!
Thanks for listening and any replys will be greatly recieved.