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Anemia

Anemia

Hi, my plasma cell numbers were high but not high enough to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Instead it was deemed smoldering, despite having some anemia. Now my anemia number is down to 9.6 and my red blood cell count is low too. It sounds like I am getting worse but no one seems to be panicking. Anyone understand anemia? Will iron help? More red meat?

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Rabbifrisch, Hi Certain anemia’s do require Iron but your doctor will know if that will help yours. Are you going to a Myeloma Specialist? If not maybe it would be good to get a second opinion from a Myeloma a specialist. Even if you have to travel, you can get a second opinion and still keep your Doctor you have If you like. Specialists can direct your care and you would only see them once or twice a year or if something comes up. Myeloma is a complex disease and Specialists are up on the changes that come out each day, medications, treatment plans, Clinical Trials, etc.
Eating dark green vegetables, red meats and other foods that will boost your Red Blood Count can’t hurt but you need to have a open conversation about it with your medical team. Write down your questions, take them with you and don’t leave until you get your questions answered.
Smoldering is a good place to be diagnosed because your doctors are watching your blood counts every 2-3 months so they will catch it if it progresses to active Myeloma.
Hang in There and Stay Positive! NEGU -NEVER EVER GIVE UP, Love, Marcia 🌼🌸🌻

posted 8 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I’m Anemic. Any suggestions on how to build my blood back to normal? My dr has me taking 3 Ferrosol pills a day, however, I was still Anemic, when I went to my last appointment.

posted 7 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I am seeing a MM specialist. However, my insurance, apparently, denied my second opinion.

posted 7 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Anemia. I hope you're seeing a MM specialist. Those numbers are not something to be ignored, and not all doctors understand this disease.
You could easily be misdiagnosed and waste time for treatment.

posted 7 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had anemia but not low iron

posted 7 months ago
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