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Most definitely there are symptoms from having low iron. I personally believe each person is an individual and will experience some of the same symptoms as well as varying symptoms from each other while our ferretin levels are low. The problem is, one person may not be able to cope with their symptoms if they were at 15 as you are, while another might cope better than you or not have as severe symptoms or as wide a range of symptoms.

As FLFLOWERGIRL stated, she felt her symptoms for the most part go away at 20 than when her ferretin was lower. I on the other hand felt unable to cope at 8 and only felt very slightly better at 20 and even 29. The highest mine has been so far is 35 and i felt so much better then. I have to have a new blood test in 3 weeks so will know my new ferretin level then. I'd say my ferretin has gone up as normally this time of year i'm losing unbelievable amounts of hair, but this is the first summer in 7 years that i have lost such a smaller daily amount compaired to before.

My doctor ended up testing a wide range of things, not simply ferretin. I ended up being severly low in vitamin D and iodine. I have been supplementing these and i feel as everything improves so does my general well being. Even my thyroid gets better with each blood test. It's worth not focusing on only the ferretin, but getting a thorough checkup to rule out that your symptoms are not occuring due to something else.
It took me 2 years to get my ferretin to 61, then i eased off the iron, thinking it would stay put now that it was up high. Next blood test showed my ferretin had dropped a bit so it was back to the iron supplements.

In february of this year i found out i had an auto immune thyroid condition called Hashimoto's and this was the reason why it was difficult to keep my ferretin levels up. Not so much maybe due to the thyroid alone, but other things were affected by my thyroid such as my digestion which led to malabsorbtion of my iron, vitamin D and also my iodine (which my thyroid needs) and my adrenal function is also out which is somehow linked to the other things and makes me extremely tired unless i'm on medication.

It's all very confusing and now i'm on even more stuff than when i only thought i had low iron.

I spent 2 years focused solely on my iron and lifting it, when in reality i should have been focusing on other things. If your iron is low due to your diet and you begin taking iron and fix your diet, after a month you should see decent improvements. If your diet is fine and iron supplements don't get your iron moving then your iron supplement dosage might be too low or there is something else causing your low iron and stopping it from elevating and staying put. So don't spend forever attempting to raise the iron when there could be something else causing it





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