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Trying to figure out iron deficient anemia GI tests show no bleeding


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Newly diagnosed by the early sjogren’s panel and eye doctor. My bloodwork is whacked which it seems everyone’s is. :slight_smile: I had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, no signs of cancer or bleeding. My test results are this:
Hemoglobin 10.8 (normal 12-16)
Hematocrit 34.6 (normal 36-46)
MCH 23.9 (normal 26-34)
MCHC 31.2 (normal 32-36)
MCV 76.5 (normal 80-100)
Platelets 449 (normal 150-450)
RBC 4.86 (normal 4-5.2)
RDW 17.6 (normal 11.5-14.5)
WBC 6.9 (normal 4-11) my iron is 20mcg (50-170 normal) % saturation 5% (10-50% normal) transferrin 296mg and TIBC 370mcg normal range. B12 and Folate normal my rheumy has put it on the GI doctor to figure out but nothing shows for GI cause. I do the pill camera Thursday. Rheumy just gave me a prescription for nitroglycerin ointment to help with the horrible Raynaud’s, my phone doesn’t register my fingers when i try to use it half the time. Only other spoonies will understand. I can’t go up the stairs without being out of breath and my heart races and hurts but he says the chest pain is from the Fibro. My whole body is pissed and hurts way more than a year ago and just wondering if anyone else is dealing with weird anemia. I eat red meat and take supplements so this is out of nowhere and a fast decline in numbers from just a few months ago. Thank you and sorry for the long first post, just spinning my wheels trying to figure out this disease that doesn’t want to fit into a nice little diagnostic box.