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I found out in October I had H-phylori, D difficient, & anemic

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I found out in October I had H-phylori, D difficient, & anemic (9). Now (Dec) I have a 10.9 iron level. I had a blood test done at my weight clinic I weigh 134. My dietician suggested I ask my primary care physician for referral to a Hemotologist. She said my blood was wrong color and shape and that my new red blood cells were the same way. I was told a long time ago I had sickle cell trait. I've been anemic my whole adult life. The last 5 years I have had digestion issues, more headaches, hormone embalances, The last three years I am always extremely exhausted with daily activities, I sometimes feel like I see things on blank walls. 2009 I had really bad chest LS pain and tingling in my arms, they said I had too low potassium, stress, and possible infection. I was in Iraq at time. last six months my eyes lids feel dry. What could this be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Tom-Eye : Hi, I'm online now and would be happy to help you with your question. Just reply and we'll get started. Dr. Tom
Dr. Tom-Eye : It appears that you are off line. I will check back in with you a little latter this morning to help you with the questions you posted about your eyes. Dr.Tom
Customer :

Im here.

Dr. Tom-Eye :

Good morning. It sounds like you have been through a lot lately. Tell me if you have had the Hematology work up yet?

Customer :

No I have not

Dr. Tom-Eye :

Well the symptoms sure sound like it is all ( maybe not the dry eye part ) anemia related. Did you have a B 12 level tested?

Customer :

Yes its fine because as apart of my weight plan I get B vitamin injections.

Dr. Tom-Eye :

The extremely exhaustion sure fits the picture of H-phylori related anemia. So It is well advised that you get the specialist evaluation. For your dry eye using an artificial tear drop like Systane 3 or 4 times a day can be very helpful and comforting.

Customer :

ok thanks!

Dr. Tom-Eye :

Is there anything else that I can answer for you?

Dr. Tom-Eye :

I will switch us over to the Q and A format so you can rate our service. Thanks for letting me help you. And remember you can continue to ask questions after you rate this chat. Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 2 years ago.
It appears that you rated my response to your question poorly. Please tell me in what way we failed to meet your expectations? Thank you. Dr. Tom.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I already know I have anemia and Hphylori and that it also causes exhaustion. I stated that in my question. Thank you for your time.

Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 2 years ago.
Dear Erica,

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Thank you.

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Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 2 years ago.

Hello again Erica.

It appears that our conversation is still open. So I'm writing again to see if there's anything else I can do for you. If not please click one of the happy faces or five stars so that JA can give me a rating. Thank you very much.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Information given was what I stated, didn't feel I received a helpful answer.

Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 2 years ago.

Good morning Erica,

I thought I owed you another opportunity to chat about your posting. Reviewing what you stated in the posting, I was agreeing that the majority of your symptoms were anemia related...then you said "last six months my eyes lids feel dry. What could this be?" The answer I gave you was that you probably have developed Dry Eye Syndrome, I recommended over the counter the counter artificial tears, suggested Systane as one to start 3 or 4 times a day....and then I asked if you had other questions.

So I was leaving the chat open to be sure that if you wanted to discuss anything further, I was there for you. I still am. So please let me know what else I can do to give you a helpful answer?

Again, thanks for the opportunity to help you.

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