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I have had a low ferritin level for nearly a year now and am stuggling to get my levels up. Whats really concerning me is that one of my newest side effects is difficulty swallowing-anybody else heard of this? Ive done a bit of research and apparently iron deficiency can be the cause and its called plummer vinson syndrome. I would really like any feedback from anybody who knows about this symdrome or is suffering from it. I havent been to the doctor yet but have had this problem for about 4 weeks. Its not like a sore throat its located more on one side of my windpipe and very painful. Thanks for reading.:confused:
[QUOTE=icecruncher;3150292]I have had a low ferritin level for nearly a year now and am stuggling to get my levels up. Whats really concerning me is that one of my newest side effects is difficulty swallowing-anybody else heard of this? Ive done a bit of research and apparently iron deficiency can be the cause and its called plummer vinson syndrome. I would really like any feedback from anybody who knows about this symdrome or is suffering from it. I havent been to the doctor yet but have had this problem for about 4 weeks. Its not like a sore throat its located more on one side of my windpipe and very painful. Thanks for reading.:confused:[/QUOTE]

No, I have no problem swallowing. I had a blood test three years ago that said I was borderline anemic. I couldn't take supplements or eat food with iron because of severe symptoms and chest pains. I also get tremendous pressure in my legs when I eat other vitamins (certain ones). Now I sleep 12 hours a day and have even more chest pains. I'm not sure if I can start eating iron rich foods though.

Thank you for your replies.
Well, what would you consider "long term"? I've been dealing with low ferritin since January, which I would assume is not long term, but how long can you have low ferritin before suffering some of the extreme side effects?

My story - January: Ferrin was 3, March: 5, June: 4.

I'm going back in 3 weeks to get tested again, but I don't know if the results will be much better.
[QUOTE=notorious b;3191502]Well, what would you consider "long term"? I've been dealing with low ferritin since January, which I would assume is not long term, but how long can you have low ferritin before suffering some of the extreme side effects?

My story - January: Ferrin was 3, March: 5, June: 4.

I'm going back in 3 weeks to get tested again, but I don't know if the results will be much better.[/QUOTE]

I was referring to 3 years+, but I do not have any numbers (iron levels) for you.





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