Originally Posted by mews2much
The anemia is ok.
They checked it at the er and yesterday.
I had so many blood tests this week.
I also had a Ekg and a Xrays.
So you've been poked and prodded every which way these last few days, huh? What I was thinking is that, maybe, due to the past anemia and current low blood pressure that you may have lower than normal blood volume. This isn't usually anything serious. Lots of people walk around with less than what is considered "normal" and they're fine.
If that is the case it may make you a little more sensitive to drug effects (lower doses to get the same effect someone would need a full dose to get) and you may sometimes get a little lightheaded - especially if you're out in the heat.
Negative effects are lower blood pressure (than one needs sometimes), higher heart rate, fatigue, and easy dehydration.
The odd thing about low blood volume is some people can walk around with 50-60% of what's normal and have no symptoms. Yet if a person were to lose 40-50% of their blood in an accident they'd go into serious circulatory shock. Researchers aren't quite sure how the body does this!
Back on topic - Good luck with your surgery and I hope you ask about your fatigue. If there's something wrong it could make your recovery time a bit more difficult for you.