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littlebunnyfoo--Hi again! Glad to hear that you are not dwelling on your low ferritin. My doc told me that I am killing my psyche by trying to figure out what is going on with me. I agree this is possible..... BUT I never stop!

I would say yes, it is very possible that your ferritin declined in 2 months with 2 heavy periods and 2-3 pills per week. The lower the stores are (even within normal limits), the more at risk you are for iron deficiency and probably don't have enough iron built up. When the rate of loss exceeds the amount of iron in the blood the iron stores are then used up. My doc told me it's like a hole in your bucket that will never fill up. I would resume the iron supplements whatever you were doing with success and have a 3 mo CBC and Ferritin check or 1 mo if you think you have a problem. I think that it is a combination of lowered stores and not enough iron intake. I don't think that you can slack off the iron supplement until you replete your stores or it will be a continuous cycle for you. It's tough I know but hang in there and don't be a stranger! Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL)

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