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Hi there
I just read Audrey B. posting and wanted to say thanks for all the info. I posted some of what I am about to say somewhere, so if I am repeating I apologize-not to sure if it is on the same board. I have Hashimotos and have had a ferretin of about 4 for almost a year now. Iron supplements do not help. They have done a colonoscopy and endoscopy and stool test and all negative. What I do not understand why my endo, after he found the iron so low (he had gotten my Hash. and thyroid under control as it was underactive) just sent me back to my gp as he says he does not deal with iron issues. When I read your post Audrey, I read so many things that were done with you(iodine issues and tests) to find the problem. It is almost a year, I barely function but yet. it seems not much is done. I think my absorption is ok- not sure-says my saturation is low(not sure if that is different than absorption) my iron, ferritin, RBC and HCT is low. My gp sent me to an oncologist, (this was before I did the colonsocopy and endoscopy)-I did not even really know why, the oncologist said that we have to first do the colonoscopy and endoscopy to see if something is wrong there. The oncologist felt it could not be cancer as I am not loosing weight- she did however say that if the colonoscopy and endoscopy is negative I should come back but now my gastro. first wants to do the camera endoscopy. Meanwhile, I just live with a very low ferritin. I have always been a big meat eater, just thought I should mention that.
Sorry for the venting, just that the fatigue and other issues sometimes get the better of me and any insight or comments will help. THANKS

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