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Venus8--Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry that you have been dealing with this so long. To finally find out that you have low iron is just crazy after all this time. Doctors will say many different things about low ferritin and low iron symptoms. They say that low ferritin has no symptoms, merely storage, but many here are not buying that one, myself included. Shortness of breath is usually associated with a more progressed anemia and very low ferritin. I have a friend that has shortness of breath and has been to many doctors of which all tell her something different. Her Pulmonary doc said that her shortness of breath is due to her ferritin level, she was around 6'ish. She argued that her Internist said no it wasn't. His answer was that he is the specialist and he is saying it is the cause. Later on she found out that she is also Hypo-T and that doctor thinks that is the reason. Hum........Have you seem a lung specialist to rule out other things? Congrats on your 39 ferritin and keep us posted on your new results! FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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