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Re: Low Ferritin
Nov 19, 2007
Low ferritin has a lot to answer for.

I had my 3rd baby 6 months ago. When he was 3 months old I started to "not feel myself" ... I was tired, emotional, fatigued, weepy and overwhelmed by life in general.

GP diagnosed Post Partum Depression and prescribed antidepressants (surprise surprise !!). I was EXTREMLY hesitant but I felt so bad I wanted anything to work.

Took them for 8 weeks. No improvement so went back to my doctor and asked for blood test to check hormone levels & thyroid. He 'happened' to request iron works as well.

Ferritin 7.

One month of iron supplements and I started to feel a spark back. 6 weeks later (and switching from tablets to Spatone) and I'M A NEW WOMAN.

My ferritin increased from 7 to 27 in 4 weeks and it's continuing to rise. And I've been off the AD's for a month now and there's no looking back.

I don't know what it's like in the States, but over here they hand out bloody antidepressants like lollies .... such a 'quick fix' society today.

I obviously have no iron absorption problems, mine was purely depeleted from pregnancy/childbirth ... I'm to stay on the supplements for another 2 months, he wants my ferritin to rise up into the 90's .... and I think I'm close because the noticable improvement is diminishing each day ... I just feel "normal" again.

Good luck everyone!
Re: Low Ferritin
Aug 6, 2008
I am in the process now of finding out what is wrong with me. I have been in my opinion misdiagnosed with depression for years, when in fact, I have been anemic and low in ferritin. (Amongst other things.)

I felt a kinship with one of the other posters who has a kid or kids with ADHD that have nonstop energy while you feel half dead. I am the same.:(

My son also makes nonstop messes while I have attempted to follow him around cleaning up after him. He breaks everything-furniture included! I am now so low on ferritin, and have been for years, not to mention anemic, that I just can't keep up.

I work full time thanks to being a single parent, sans child support. Had to quit my career's work and start over due to not having the physical strength to do anything but sit at a desk and answer a phone.:(

I just had 2 minor surgeries as well, and am just drained. I didn't get to take more than a day off and have no one to help me. Give me strength!!!!:dizzy:

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