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there's nothing wrong with me

(25 Posts)
beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 13:48:23

Went to the gp just now to get some blood test results back, and they were completely normal. Really annoyed, I wish there was something wrong that I could fix, I feel rubbish and can't do anything about it

Does that make sense or am I weird?

hunkermunker Fri 10-Jun-05 13:49:13

I don't think that's weird - if you're not feeling right, it's natural to want there to be something you can put right (easily!).

What's the matter, hun?

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 13:55:34

I keep fainting, I can't eat and I'm really really tired. It's just annoying now. the gp said to come back in a month for more blood tests, but I bet they wont show anything either!

Caligula Fri 10-Jun-05 13:58:16

Well it's not normal to keep fainting.

Why do you have to wait a month for more tests? Why not have them now?

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 13:59:00

They're just going to do the same ones again and see if the results have changed. not sure what that will tell them.

flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 14:01:45

Hmmm... I don't know if this will help, but we found out when I was pregnant that my iron levels need to be higher than most people - so what shows up as a normal level towards the lower end of the blood test ranges, is actually anaemic for me.

Does that make sense?

Iklboo Fri 10-Jun-05 14:15:27

How's your blood pressure? I'm assuming doc has checked it for you? If it's too low or too high you can faint.

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 14:16:34

I think that makes sense, but how would you find out?

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 14:17:14

blood pressure is right in the middle of the normal range. Checked my weight as well and that's ok.

biglips Fri 10-Jun-05 14:18:14

bean - maybe cos youre so tired, youre not hungry and coz youre not eating properly, you keep on fainting. ive started to eat beans at every dinner i have and i feel alot better but most of the time im not hungry too.. so eating beans is the energy source

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 14:23:51

I do try to eat properly, I force myself to eat breakfast every day so that even if I have nothing else I wont be completely empty. It's hard though, I just don't feel hungry.

flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 15:04:30

For me we found out because I had all the symptoms of anaemia, but my tests were normal, I just started taking lots of extra iron anyway and the symptoms went away.

I guess that would only work for anaemia though...

jessicasmummy Fri 10-Jun-05 15:06:58

agree with the iron thing.... if ifeel crap, a few days of extra iron and im back to normal.... note to self - eat more beetroot!

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 15:07:11

I could try taking extra iron and see what happens, it wont do me any harm will it?

hunkermunker Fri 10-Jun-05 15:08:18

Might make you a bit constipated. Have prunes for brekkie

Hope it does work, hun.

jessicasmummy Fri 10-Jun-05 15:08:25

not at all!

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 15:14:55

ok, thanks for the advice. I hope I feel less crappy soon, although my eyes have just gone all weird so probably going to faint next time I stand up, what fun!

flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 15:15:08

As long as you keep up with the roughage side of things constipation shouldn't be too bad.

Spatone liquid iron in orange juice is about best for not blocking you up.

Take it with orange juice whatever form you get though... helps with absorption.

jessicasmummy Fri 10-Jun-05 15:16:00

eat beetroot, red meat and green leafy veg as well - all full of iron.

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 15:17:14

eat? what's that?

Will text my dad and get him to steal some iron stuff from his surgery, he can pay me back for always prescribing ds things when he wants something for free.

jessicasmummy Fri 10-Jun-05 15:20:08

i know you dont feel like it, but you have to force yourself- or have a forceful DH like me!

I was really ill, had an iron level of 6 when it should have been between 10-75! DH was literally force feeding me....

beansmum Fri 10-Jun-05 15:24:12

I'm good at the weekends, I just eat what ds is having, but I can't be bothered cooking just for me. And I am secretly quite liking that I have lost some weight! No, I will be good, I'll eat some iron filled food tonight.

saffy202 Fri 10-Jun-05 15:44:26

I posted a thread last week about having a 'funny turn' in the shops - my eyes seemed to black over and I thought I was going to faint. It happened again on Tuesday so I popped to the gp. I have had blood taken today but I bet they won't show anything either.

It is annoying because if you have the symptomns you want the cure to fix it!

Although my blood pressure had dropped in a fortnight - apparently it should be about 120 and it was 104. Not sure if there is anything to do to get the pressure up?

tarantula Fri 10-Jun-05 16:06:41

Hi beansmum I get like that if I dont eat properly for a while. I get tunnel vision and then feel really lightheaded. I rarely actually faint buthave been known to vomit which is even more embarrassing. Docs have never found anything wrong with me which is a bit frustrating. Once I remember to start eatingproperly again I tend to get better tho I find it difficult to eat when Im stressed, vicios cycle or what. hope you feel better soon tho and try to remember to eat. My tip is to plan really nice meals that I really fancy eating then I know Ill eat them.

foxinsocks Fri 10-Jun-05 20:10:18

Floradix is a lovely mild iron supplement (with other vitamins in it as well) - it's a liquid and you can get it in any chemist. It's made from plant extracts so it's natural and far easier on the body than those iron pills.

this is what it looks like floradix

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