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Sherry, I can't answer your question about why you are iron deficient after eating lots of iron rich foods. My answer was pretty clear. I had a baby, didnt take vitamins, eat no red meat, and very little fruits and veggies. Docs didnt even bother testing any further when I told them that. Plus, I have heavy periods.

As for the hairloss...this was one of the reasons I sought help. My OBGYN kept telling me it was comon to lose hair after having a baby. But I didnt think he quite understood HOW MUCH. THen he told me to see a dermatologist about it...IDIOT> When i made an appointment with an endo, I brought ONE DAY'S worth of hair that had been lost. It FILLED up a sandwhich bag. It was more than a thousand hairs, and I told the doc I brought it so she could see just how much hair i was losing. My ferritin was at a 1. My hair has stopped fallin out and it has been six months since starting the iron. I feel good as long as I didnt have any blood drawn or and periods. My only complaint now is how silly my hair looks now that it's growing back. I havse spikes all over the place. Especially around my face. Also, the spikes are all different sizes...so at this point, I basically look like I cut bangs, but not in the center of my forehead, just on the sides....
[QUOTE=StephRabin;3814463]Sherry, I can't answer your question about why you are iron deficient after eating lots of iron rich foods. My answer was pretty clear. I had a baby, didnt take vitamins, eat no red meat, and very little fruits and veggies. Docs didnt even bother testing any further when I told them that. Plus, I have heavy periods.

As for the hairloss...this was one of the reasons I sought help. My OBGYN kept telling me it was comon to lose hair after having a baby. But I didnt think he quite understood HOW MUCH. THen he told me to see a dermatologist about it...IDIOT> When i made an appointment with an endo, I brought ONE DAY'S worth of hair that had been lost. It FILLED up a sandwhich bag. It was more than a thousand hairs, and I told the doc I brought it so she could see just how much hair i was losing. My ferritin was at a 1. My hair has stopped fallin out and it has been six months since starting the iron. I feel good as long as I didnt have any blood drawn or and periods. My only complaint now is how silly my hair looks now that it's growing back. I havse spikes all over the place. Especially around my face. Also, the spikes are all different sizes...so at this point, I basically look like I cut bangs, but not in the center of my forehead, just on the sides....[/QUOTE]



Well not that i am glad that you had this happen BUT i'm glad to hear that the IRON helped with hairloss. I know what you mean about them not comprehending EXACTLY how much hair was falling out. I just kept hearing over and over it's NORMAL to loss hair.:mad: Like you were I am losing about a sandwich bag full a DAY. I'm betting if the DR. was losing that much a day they wouldn't think it was NORMAL....LOL.

I just hope this iron starts working BEFORE i'm totally bald first!!!!!lI'll be happy to have pokey hair all over as long as it IS hair:D

Can I ask you guys how MUCH iron you are taking. Right now I'm on my regular daily vitamin which has 60mg plus still doing overload on green veggies plus I'm prescribed another 975 a day by the Dr..





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