I have been dealing with iron deficiency anemia since August 2012 and lost 50 lbs without trying, though the weight loss episodes all seemed strongly correlated with periods of anxiety and this is not the first time I have lost large amounts of weight due to anxiety. My GI agreed with me that a colonoscopy for peace of mind would be a good idea, but because of the medications I take (he didn't say which ones), I have to have a deeper kind of sedation than usual (it is called diprovan). Because of this, the earliest I can get in is June 27. In the meantime, my husband and I have a trip to New York planned and I don't want to
ruin the trip for the both of us worrying about colon cancer as I have since August 2012. On a weird side note, on my latest blood work done just last week, my ferritin and iron levels were the best they have been since August 2012, but my hemoglobin and hematocrit were low again after months of being normal. I do take iron supplements. Sorry, this became kind of rambly, I just needed a place to share my anxiety, as my poor husband and family members are sick of hearing about it.