• Has anyone else become anemic?

    Asked by Julianna on Friday, February 22, 2013

    Has anyone else become anemic?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Just about everybody who has chemo becomes anemic due to the drop in hemoglobin that most chemo drugs cause.

      over 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      yep - the day before Thanksgiving my red count was 6 - got a pint of blood and a shot of arcipt. Counts have been almost normal (11+) ever since.

      over 5 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      Yes. I take 45mg iron supplements on the side, but I've been doing that prior to treatments. The white blood cell platelet count for me did drop during chemo. I was told that if it went too low, they would reduce a treatment dosage. But, like everything else, I'd ask if iron supplements or any other side treatment is OK with your doctor.

      over 5 years ago

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