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    can you get low iron from HCM? hope this isn't a dumb question....I know that iron is essential in delivering oxygen throughout the body...I still feel tired -- mentally, not nessessarily physically. I had a physical (with blood work) a week and a half ago. The only thing that came up was that my "bad" cholesterol was a little high. I had the flu shot and a tetanus shot but I seriously doubt that would cause this. It almost feels the way your body feels before coming down with a cold or virus.or maybe it's stress. Since I've been feeling tired, depression and crankiness is along with it.
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Cynthia, I don't think it's possible to get low iron from HCM. When they checked your blood did they notice any low iron levels?

    Reenie
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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Cynthia,
      I’ve known I was slightly anemic for the past forty-five years. Nothing to address medically, but I don’t think we know that much about it to rule it in or out of an association with HCM.

      Is there any other HCM’ers out there who has become aware of an Iron deficiency? This might prove interesting.
      Burt

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        HI

        I am going to give my 2 cents worth. I have been feeling run down the last few weeks but my thoughts are that it is due to the 1. change in season 2. after I get a flu shot I usually feel somewhat crappy afterwards for about a week (I still cant find one in the st louis mo area) 3 this one may sound funny but loosing that extra hour of daylight messes with me for about 3 weeks. 4 why are all the christmas items at the stores out already?

        Scott
        Every day is a present I was diagnosed when I was 38, I have asthma which made me assume it was ashtma, getting old, and being about 30 lbs over what I should be. I have days when I would rather not know. Myectomy club 3Jan06 CCF, my life is so much better!!!!

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          Hi Scott,
          In the old days they didn’t start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but now-a-days I think they start putting out Christmas stuff after the fourth-of-July white sales - - which used to follow New Years, during the month of January.

          Frankly, I think that switching from Daylight Savings to Standard time does a lot more to a person then is realized. Some people think it’s no different then flying one time zone east, but it’s a lot more then that. When you change time zones the day doesn’t change. If it’s a big switch it might take a day or two for your body clock to resynchronize, but that’s it.

          Switching to Standard Time, you get up the same time every day, but now instead of the summer sun lingering past eight o’clock, you now have the winter sun diving for the horizon before five. You become light deprived and glum. I know in Alaska, north of the artic circle the six months of night drive some people bonkers, and a cure is to wear a cap with a light attached to the bottom of the bill, giving them the feeling of daylight.

          I think what we all have to do is to think and do the things that make us happy, especially during the beginning of Standard time. I know the last of the four months is easy for me to get through because I’m looking forward to Daylight Savings again.

          Cheer up and go splurge on an Ice Cream Soda or a Sundae. Just watch out for the milk chocolate.

          Oh yeah, about the flu shot, it’s getting to be about time when you can ask your doctor about how to get one. Another good source would be your health insurance company. I contacted my insurance company and had no trouble getting a shot – in fact it was the easiest time I had getting a flu shot in years.
          Burt

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