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[QUOTE=suttles]Can anyone please tell me if having a low ferritin 8 lab range 10-282 that was a year ago I took a couple of bottles of iron from the health food store the dr repeated it in Nov and it is 11.4 lab range is 11.0-306.
I have been checked for b12 and took shots and all the other iron tests say normal. Thyroid is min. low.
I have been having freezing feet and hands have to warm up in sleeping bag or shower. A couple of weeks ago I had to spend time outside taking care of animals that evening I noticed my face was drier than normal after several days after using vit 3 oil and it was getting worse with itching and redness NO Rash it was so dry that if I pushed on it it stayed in the same place every crack in it looked horriable my eyelids got very pink. Went to see my dr. he said it was dehydrated. Did not know what had caused it. Can low ferritin do this? I am 49 and do not have regular periods. Please anybody give me some input.
Thank You,

Sandy[/QUOTE]

Hi Sandy, I get the same thing, too, plus a lot more symptoms. My ferritin was 10 for the longest, no Dr. seemed impressed by that. Until my neuro said that was not normal and sent me to a hema. He said I need IV iron, and that my levels were really much worse(5) because he factoroted in other tests. The iron did help, but I need to go more frequently now, every 8 weeks. He told me oral iron would take 3-6months to get up and then couldn't sustain the levels adequately. Find a Hematologist, a good one in your area. Good luck





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