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Blood results in
Nov 8, 2007
Alright, I received my test results. I am happy to say that my ferritin level did increase by 16 ng/ml in 3 months, from 9 to 25. However, I do have a few questions for those of you that do understand test results. My total Iron, Iron binding capacity and saturation all decreased and I don't know what that means. They have all decreased, but remain within the normal range.

Test August 2007
Iron, total 155 mcg/dL
Iron Binding Cap. 310 mcg/dL
% saturation 50

Test November 2007
Iron, total 83 mcg/dL
Iron Binding Cap. 293 mcg/dL
% saturation 28

I am really excited about the ferritin level, but I have also been wondering, due to a older post, if I should have stopped taking my iron supplements a few days before the test? I will continue taking 4 pills a day for the next 3 months and get another test done. Hopefully I will raise my levels enough to stop my hair loss. I have had a few friends suggest elemental iron and herbal supplements. Does anyone have any experience with that? Thanks

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