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Hi ya, I had low ferritin levels a couple of years ago now, actually got down to 11 and my doc gave me injections, I was extremely tired all the time and had constant heart palpitations as well as being pale and not able to concentrate, the injections gave me a huge boost and I continued on iron supplements for 6 months, finally my levels hit 100 and I and my doc was very happy...sounds to me like 17 is still way low and I would be seeing another doctor to get a bit better value for my money if I were you. I like you struggle each month with my levels dropping after my period..so I take supplements the week before to store up extra ferretin to help with any depletion , and I also eat green leafy vegies and amonds which are rich in iron, and red meat at least twice a week. Hope this helps.

Deb
[QUOTE=Debbs]Hi ya, I had low ferritin levels a couple of years ago now, actually got down to 11 and my doc gave me injections, I was extremely tired all the time and had constant heart palpitations as well as being pale and not able to concentrate, the injections gave me a huge boost and I continued on iron supplements for 6 months, finally my levels hit 100 and I and my doc was very happy...sounds to me like 17 is still way low and I would be seeing another doctor to get a bit better value for my money if I were you. I like you struggle each month with my levels dropping after my period..so I take supplements the week before to store up extra ferretin to help with any depletion , and I also eat green leafy vegies and amonds which are rich in iron, and red meat at least twice a week. Hope this helps.

Deb[/QUOTE]
Hi Deb,
Thanks for the info. Your ferritin is 100? That is so great. I'll follow your suggestion about increasing my iron before my period to see if that helps. If not, I'll ask the doctor for injections. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :angel:





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