Improving Haemoglobin

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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost a lot of blood from an peptic ulcer and my haemoglobin dropped to a dangerous 9.2
I have since improved that to 9.8 but that's taken over a week.
Does it normally take a long time for it to increase? And what can I do to get back to my normal 16.0?
Has anyone else had low blood counts?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i was down to 7.5 (again) in January and had to have a transfusion with 3 pints. I'm still low, not sure what yet, but the only thing that has ever improved my blood count was taking nettle and yellow dock herbal supplements. These herbs are extremely high in iron, but don't upset your stomach the way normal iron pills do. I haven't gotten my count past 11 in the past 2 years though because i constantly stop taking the herbs for one stupid reason or another. So i've started taking these supps again and will actually stick with it this time.
diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
diagnosed with IBS at 15
5mg prednisone
weekly accupuncture, probiotics, l-glutamine, and a combo of digestive enzymes. Staying gluten and dairy free as much as possible to avoid hard to digest proteins.
allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp

James l
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 3/14/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it will take a couple of weeks. Mine isn't high or too low; it's at 14. but I want to raise it up to 16 as well.
Taking chlorella helped me tremendously.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
in 95% remission, E-mail me if you have any questions about how I achieved my remission.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
are you taking an iron supplement?  When my hemo was extremlly low a few years ago my Dr told me to take it 2 times a day - once with vitamin C or orange juice and once with a muti-vitamin with folic acid.  Both folic acid and Vitmain C help your body absorb the iron better.

Currently in Remission since June 2008!! Backed off to far from spinach/seed diet and started flaring again :(
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
37 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill  3 2 times/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day

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