Feeling tired after getting labs drawn?
Does anyone else feel really exhausted for a day or two after your labs are drawn? I just had my 16 vials taken Saturday (plus 2 wasted tubes because the idiotic woman didn't know what she was doing or how the human anatomy works!). Anyway, I felt a little lagging for the rest of the weekend, but not too bad. But after running around all day today, I feel dead on my feet.
Even though it's 48 hours later, I'm wondering if it could be related to the 18 tubes of blood? Could maybe my iron have dipped or something? If anyone else experiences this, I'd be interested to know.
Maybe it is just the thought.. it looks like a lot of blood, but its not that much...
got this from yahoo...someone asked about getting 3 vials drawn..
The volume of blood that a Vacutainer tube draws out of you is small, and can range from about 1 ml (for the tiny pediatric tubes) to about 10 ml for the normal sized tubes. There may be larger ones that I'm not familiar with.
The three tubes that were withdrawn from you represent about 30 ml at the most, which is one ounce (like a small medicine cupful)
In contrast, blood donation is about a pint, or 450-500 ml (they actually weigh the blood, so the volume varies), and that's about 10% of what most people have in their bodies.
I just had my pre-op blood work done this afternoon and it was crazy. I went in with a script and a list of all the vitalady tests I wanted done. It was about 15 tubes, then when I got home they called me back to do 3 more.
BTW, they didnt do Vit-B (1 or 6) because the Dr. didnt tell them blood or plasma?? Figured it wasnt too big a deal because it wasnt even on the surgeons list, just one of the extras I requested
You are not alone,
I'm already slightly anemic.
Do you take your protein and a drink with you to the lab? My phlebotomist babe laughs at me because I come in with my thermos and my morning protein. I can snarf it down as soon as the last vial is drawn. I feel a little better when I do it that way.
I think it takes that much out of me because I normally drink alot even in the middle of the night.
I. am. not. a. doctor.
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