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With a hemoglobin of 9, and ferritin of just 2, it is no wonder you are tired! You muscles (especially your heart), tissues, every cell in your body is deprived of oxygen. You really need to consider the infusion, taking slow FE, will not help you if you have heavy or frequent periods. You will be losing everything your have gained with the slow FE. Your ferritin is sow low you have almost NO iron stores that your body can use. Although anemia is a symptom, it landed me in the hospital when I didn't think it was that serious. Then when I felt better, I assumed everything was ok, and it was for a couple of years, just continually getting more and more tired, breathless, etc.
I now know I do not absorb iron or b12, and will need iron and b12 therapy my whole life.
The infusion was a piece of cake, a little time consuming, but I started feeling better within about 10 days. Good luck! Please don't brush this aside, be your own best advocate, don't let months go by when you could be feeling soooooo much better. :wave:





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