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[QUOTE=christie67;3391822]I just found out that my cbc/hemoglobin is normal and my ferritin level is at 15. My already baby fine thin hair is thinning........alot. I just went through a very emotionally stressful situation and lost 34 pounds in 2 months. I guess with the lack of nutrition, my body used up its iron storage...???.... One doctor tells me I should take 325mg of Ferrous Sulfate (iron supp) and 500 mg vitamin c (to assist with absportion) and another wants me to take Repliva 21/7. Of course, I want my levels to increase as quickly as possible so I can stop losing hair. Should I request IV iron treatments? Does anyone know if Repliva works better/faster than Ferrous Sulfate?

The only other symptoms that I have is my hands and feet stay cold. I am not tired and do not have headaches or anything. My Thyroid tests came back normal. I also work out 2-3 times a week.......and do not feel tired after this. ??[/QUOTE]

with your levels so low, I would take the IV iron infusion. Even with having IV iron, it still will take you months to get your levels up. I have not have Repliva so I am not sure how long it takes or the amount they are giving you. For me I just finished three IV's in one week. They used Venofer(sp?) because it has less side effects and it was true. If you being offered the IV, take it. If you waited for the pills, you could be totally bald.

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