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In April last year, we discovered that my 15 year old daughter had a ferritin of 4. All other iron related investigations were normal. In June she began a high dose of ferrous sulphate (3x200mg, later reduced to 200mg a day). Her ferritin is now at 21. Our GP doesn't want her to carry on taking any tablets, but just a multivitamin with iron because he is concerned that she could get iron overload. We would like her to continue with treatment, because we realise that ferritin needs to be at least 50 before good energy levels are achieved. She still has considerable weakness/poor energy levels, although we are now wondering if this may be caused by other factors also. Any ideas/suggestions, is iron overload a problem in my daughters situation?

Many Thanks

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