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Re: Low Ferritin
Nov 20, 2007
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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.

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I agreed with you. They send me to the Psychiatrist! Sound like Aussie has more problems with the head than the body! But .... I tell you, mine definately is something wrong in my body and not in the head! Take care.
Re: Low Ferritin
Aug 29, 2008
This might be of interest to some of you-- here's my own odd case of low ferritin not always resulting in low energy or fatigue:

My ferritin level was <1 a year ago, and my doctor was surprised because I didn't notice any problems in my energy level at all (my anemia was found by accident). I got it up to 30 in about 4 months, and pretty much felt the same as when my ferritin was <1.

This week, I found out my ferritin was back down to 5 :( But it's interesting because the past few months, I have been keeping myself as active as ever. I have been exercising 3-4x/wk, including running a mile, swimming 30 laps, doing elliptical machine for 45 min to an hour at a time, and lifting weights-- all the while with no clue that my ferritin was low again!

Now... there are other things-- it could be that I tolerate a low ferritin better because I'm relatively young (in my early 30's). But I did notice that once I went hiking in Yosemite, and could not keep up with my friends. I was huffing and puffing, and had to stop. But that's the only time I noticed an exercise limitation.

I guess the other symptoms I have is that my hair falls out too much (I'm afraid I'll become bald), and I have REALLY bad pica-- eating ice all the time, whenever I can get my hands on it.

My doctor mentioned IV iron, but I'm kind of afraid to take it-- would rather try to use pills again to get the ferritin back up. Good luck to all of you-- I guess we're all in this together! I'll be thinking happy iron thoughts for all of you.





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