Losing my mind!

Since: Aug 12

Loughborough, UK

#1 Aug 13, 2012
Hi to you all,

I have been anaemic for a year now, when I was tested I had a blood count of 8, the doctor said it was due to my bleeding hemeroids.
He referred me to a specialist and also prescribed iron tablets 3 time a day.
The specialist banded them but I started bleeding again about a month afterwards.
Since then I have also had a endoscopy and a colonoscopy to make sure there was nothing more going on, also lots of blood test. The only thing he found was iron deficiency aneamia. When I go to the toilet the bowl is full of blood afterwards. It sprays out of me.

I have now come full circle and last week they were banded again as a temporary measure while I wait for an operation to have them removed.

The doctor says he is not going to remove the but stitch the veins leading to the hemeroids, it could be a few months though before I have the op.

I feel tired all of the time, my memory is really bad, cannot concentrate, dizzy spells and I am starting to feel depressed.
My job is a computer system administrator but i feel like I have forgot how to do anything it's as if my memory has been erased it is really worrying me. I have taken time off for a few weeks so I can rest.

Can anyone tell me is it normal for my brain to be so badly effected, if so is there anything more I can take to help me recover faster.

Any food or drink I can take with my iron tablets. How long will it take for my blood count to reach normal levels.

Thanks for reading.

Acapulco, Mexico

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Hello, How are you feeling now?

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