I have been reading but not posting as things have been pretty good with me. Last week I went to my MD for my regular blood testing (thyroid, cholesterol, sugar, etc). Today I get a call saying I have low hemoglobin, 10.2 and my hemocrit is low too. Also my kidney function was high, producing protein in my urine. Turns out I have to now go tomorrow for more blood tests like B12 and iron def test, get a huge jug to pee in for the next 24 hours and get the poo cards too! I have been feeling really well for about 3 weeks, my BMs are more formed, I don't see any blood.
I did call my GI office and the nurse there said my Apriso could be affecting my kidneys. They have never done a test since I went on it a year ago to check my levels, so I am hoping this can be taken care of. My niece who is a nurse says it only makes sense that the UC and the constant pooping could produce the low blood count ( I was bleeding about a month ago), but of course I am a nervous wreck.
On the upside my cholesterol was 158, go me!
Any ideas or has anyone else become anemic because of UC? Has Apriso affected anyone else?
50/f DX with pancolitis 6/2010 been flaring ever since it seems
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa 1 nightly
Synthroid 75 mcg