Funny to see this post, because I just had a random conversation with my GI about
this yesterday. I have gastritis pretty bad, but not to the point of being anemic. I tend to get in long conversations with my doctors, just prodding for information, and yesterday something that I learned from my doc was that when gastritis is really bad, it can affect iron absorption. The thing that seems to help me the most with gastritis is carafate. Was on it for a month, and felt pretty good. Got off it for a month, and felt terrible. Just got back on it again yesterday, and already starting to feel better. If you arent already on it, it might help.