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purplemonkey
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   Posted 11/24/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
After having spent thousands of dollars on blood, Hospitals DR's every test that could be taken. I found out I have Anemia and was told my numbers are at 2 so leaves me feeling short of breath ,chest pains and a whole list of symptoms. Im on new anxiety pills triple the dose now (yippee) and I have been told to stop taking all PPI"s for now.  I dont know why but a couple of test havent come back yet and the DR is waiting for a H. Pylori I think thats what he said and something else. Im on the highest dosage of iron pills a person can take and its strange but I fall asleep wherever I am now. Im on my 2nd or 3rd day and cant really remember, extremely tired I can barely move but I have noticed that my acid reflux has disappeared for now which is good and Im doing ok just for the falling asleep when ever I sit down..lol . Thats about it for now until I get more results back, I have been told the endoscopy will be put on hold for a month until they can get my results.  My cholestrol levels are excellent, my heart ,my liver my pancreas,kdneys etc, and Im not a heavy bleeder(monthly gift) on the contrary im very light so dont know what this could be from thats about it for now. MY new thing is I fall asleep on the computer hahaha
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving All.
 
I still dont eat so missing turkey is no biggie yuck! Besides Im Vegan.

mitsie
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   Posted 11/24/2010 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
The PPI block your absorption of B12 and that could cause anemia.
 
I am having my blood tested for that problem now.   I having burning tongue and dont know if its a yeast problem or vitamin deficiency.
 
Good luck in getting fixed up.

drgrcr
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   Posted 11/25/2010 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Burning tongue, keep us posted on that. I have not had my wrap yet, but do have the burnt tongue thing. Feels like I drank something to hot.

purplemonkey
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   Posted 11/25/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow  didnt know that about the PPI if it isnt one thing its another isnt it? The tums actually seems to be helping me more than the PPI's themselves so Im going to stick with this for awhile . My heart rate blood pressure have all come back down to normal and though Im extremely tired Im feeling pretty good after 3 whole years geez. I hope you can get these things resolved and best of luck know how crappy it can make a person feel.  Keep us updated for sure.

mitsie
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   Posted 11/25/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
yes its frustrating.
 
PPI block B12 and calcium.
 
I had my wrap oct 20, had this burning tongue and nose before and still have it.  I am so frustrated, but it is only 5 wks so I still have hope.    My surgeorn is one of the best.   I dont really know what to think.   I just have to wait.   Something I am not good at.
 
I was to my reg. dr Wed. I got a prescription for fungal could be from all the antibiotics I took before my surgery thinking I had a throat infection.   I only took 2 pills there are 5 to take.  Dr said call in 7-10 days if I'm not better.   
 
The blood work was for B12 deficiency and other tests for autoimune diseases, and some other things.
 
It was really strange to me because no acid registered on my ph wire test and I still had this burning.   That is what made me think it might not be from acid reflux.
 
Yes this burning gets to a person after a while.   
 
Hope things keep improving for all of you.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/25/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
My mother is anemic, but her's is due to luckocypenia (pre-lukemia). She's on procret shots to build up her blood.
Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
Not sure what test value was at 2 but a hemaglobin test <8.0 is considered severe.  At this point it would be standard practice to give you Blood.  Perhaps you could obtain a copy of your labs and then I would better understand what your labs are and offer some advise.
 
I wish you well,
 
Kitt
 
 
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purplemonkey
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   Posted 11/26/2010 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Those are my hemoglobin numbers 2 but I believe they are waiting for 2 very important test to come in. The Dr did say I have severe anemia I see him in 2 weeks and see what else comes of this, I didnt bother to mention that the lymph nodes in my neck are swollen about 3 or 4 of them one being the size of a dime at this point( it sems to grow whenever Im sick or have an infection which is common). If you have any other info please feel free to let me know ty.  

Cecelia
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   Posted 11/30/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Purplemonkey ..
PPI's didnt help me,  made me worse.  Tumms helped a bit, but then I read that the symptoms for low acid and high stomach acid more or less the same.   Tumms will always help for a short while, whether low or hi acid.   If you have problems with a weak "flap" your stomach will still release some acid whether you have hi or low acid.   When my PPI made me worse I reckoned it was because I had low acid .. did research ...  and decided to take enzymes which made all the difference .. chucked my PPi and tumms away!!    Doing a lot of research realised I was doing all the wrong things .. eating too large meals ... eating or drinking within 2 hrs of retiring at night, and worse of all .. because I coughed a lot, sucked peppermints and menthol lozenges by the dozen each day ... then I learnt that this as well as chocolate relaxes the "flap" or "valve" at the top of the stomach ...and this turned into a viscious circle.    The more I coughed, the more I sucked the stuff, and the more the flap opened and let more gunk into my throat!!
I never realised how many people actually needed operations to fix their problems and I'm going out of my way to learn more about the subject to avoid having an operation, so I'm open to everybody giving me tips to live with my low acid reflux (causing sticky phlegm in my throat which has since nearly disappeared) ...
so good luck to you,  regards,  Cecelia

judy02
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   Posted 11/30/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Cecelia said...
Hi Purplemonkey ..
PPI's didnt help me,  made me worse.  Tumms helped a bit, but then I read that the symptoms for low acid and high stomach acid more or less the same.   Tumms will always help for a short while, whether low or hi acid.   If you have problems with a weak "flap" your stomach will still release some acid whether you have hi or low acid.   When my PPI made me worse I reckoned it was because I had low acid .. did research ...  and decided to take enzymes which made all the difference .. chucked my PPi and tumms away!!    Doing a lot of research realised I was doing all the wrong things .. eating too large meals ... eating or drinking within 2 hrs of retiring at night, and worse of all .. because I coughed a lot, sucked peppermints and menthol lozenges by the dozen each day ... then I learnt that this as well as chocolate relaxes the "flap" or "valve" at the top of the stomach ...and this turned into a viscious circle.    The more I coughed, the more I sucked the stuff, and the more the flap opened and let more gunk into my throat!!
I never realised how many people actually needed operations to fix their problems and I'm going out of my way to learn more about the subject to avoid having an operation, so I'm open to everybody giving me tips to live with my low acid reflux (causing sticky phlegm in my throat which has since nearly disappeared) ...
so good luck to you,  regards,  Cecelia
 
I've had acid problems and PPI's made me worse as well. There doesn't seem to be many people on this board who have experienced that. Sometimes I have no acid reflux ans just bloating/belching feeling. Feel free to contact me if you ever want to talk. :)
 
I read on the Tumms website that it neutralises stomach acid. Will that still help if your stomach acid is low?

Post Edited (judy02) : 11/30/2010 1:25:04 PM (GMT-7)


Cecelia
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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 11/30/2010 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Judy02 -
Tks for responding, I've been wondering how many other people shared my experiences.   If you have low acid all antacids like Tums and Rennies etc will makeyour low acid worse as they contain calcium,  and calcium cancels out acid. They will give you relief for a short time, apparently if you have reflux, whether thru high or low acid, your stomach still releases gunk, and if you have low acid will still release a bit of acid as your stomach will still have some acid.  I actually forgot that I made matters worse thru taking my calcium supplements!   Taking everything into consideration ... I was my worst enemy.   My whole problem started in the first place thru eating too much, we were on a bus tour which included a full breakfast and a dinner, sometimes just a three course dinner, sometimes a buffet.   In the mornings I had just about everything on offer,  "to last me through the day", seeing I was paying for it anyway ... and being famished by evening, I piled my plate good and proper.  My poor stomach was extended to such a degree that my poor flap just had to give way ..  Unfortunately I only got wise afterwards!
nice to chat,   Cecelia
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