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[QUOTE=sahaira]I have just found out after 2 months of extreme dizziness and 4 months of feeling very ill that I have a low ferritin (3) and am anemic. My HG is 11.2 and Hematocrit is 33.6. I have been having really nasty panic attacks due to the feelings of dizziness and the "rubber or jelly" legs. Has anyone had these symptoms? I am taking Slow FE three times a day. Do you start to feel a little better after a week or so? I just want the dizziness and aches to go away. I feel like I am going crazy!!![/QUOTE]
Different people respond differently to anemia. I was down to a hemoglobin of 7 with my hematocrit running 26 and lower, before I started experiencing shortness of breath and then feeling like I had jelly legs. So people react differently. As for responding to the treatment, I had to have an infusion because my body did not respond to the oral iron until after they had raised it intravenously to near 10. Now I am holding my own at around 12 but my serum ferritin remains low. A low ferritin level does not cause symptoms because it is stored iron, it is the immediately available iron that determines energy levels etc. I hope this helps.

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