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Hi everyone! About 5-6 months ago I started feeling fatigued all the time, had lots of headaches, and then I started having dizzy spells (mixed with lots of nausea, sore throats, acid reflux, you name it!). Some dizzy spells would last several seconds, some a few minutes, and I had 2 vertigo spells that lasted about 8 hours each. After seeing my family doctor and ENT doctor they diagnosed me with several things but I kept getting worse and worse. I finally saw an Internist about 2 months ago and she ran several more blood tests, urine sample, Hida scan, you name it! The only things she could find were that my ferritin level was at 10 and my cortisol level was slightly elevated.

I've now been on Ferrex 150 now for almost 2 months. I've started to get my energy back and I feel better in that regard, but I still have dizzy spells. They are mostly centered around when I eat or after I eat or if I'm hungry. My blood sugar last tested was normal so I'm assuming that is not what the dizziness is from. I'm 5'4" and weigh 110 lbs. and exercise regularly so I'm assuming it's not my weight either.

I was just wondering if for those of you who have been treated for iron deficiency anemia how long does it take for your ferritin levels to go up to normal? I'm being re-tested in about a week, but I'm worried that the reason I'm having dizzy spells has nothing to do with my iron deficiency and it's something else. I saw my internist a couple days ago and she honestly told me she has no idea what my current dizzy spells could be from. That was a little frusterating! It has changed my life in a huge way now and I don't want to deal with this anymore. I have a hard time concentrating in school and at work, and not to mention I have to take medicine to sleep at night. Have any of you dealt with these same things with anemia?

Sorry about the long post - I would appreciate any insight you can give!!! :)





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