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Q: I am 47 and recently undergoing test to check if I have chrone as I have been battling with anemia for over a decade. I am unable to take iron tablets as they irritate my stomach, I have iron infusions, but I am not sure if my gp is understanding... The last 3 blood test were made on 9th of jan when my ferritin level was 16 and my hemaglobin was 103. ( this levels after an infusion at the beginning of December) blood test repeated on 20 of jan my hemaglobin down to 81( no ferritin tested) had another iron infusion on 23rd of jan. My latest blood test on 5th February has 170 ferritin and 92 hemaglobin. I understand my ferritin is been the highest for a long time, but I am feeling very fatigued and my heart pumps faster just for going up the stairs at home ...are this values "normal" after an infusion? my history is of iron reserves and hemaglobing going down..recently very rapidly but my gp today refused another infusion.... Just need a second opinion as for how I am feeling I am not leaving... I am not performing at work as can't concentrate properly and I just want to rest when I am at home causing friction with my husband.... I am at at loss why my go is not sending me for another infusion as these have worked ... But not last one....

Symptoms:  Fatigue
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