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Ferritin is 7 yuck
Dec 24, 2008
Hey everyone,

First time here, I've found a lot of good info, hoping some of you may be able to help.

I've been feeling "weird" for a few months now. Symptoms include:

headaches (frontal) not bad but feels tight
eyes get tired
weird vision stuff, its not blurry but its like I have a hard time focusing
sensitivity to light
heart pounding
more aware of my heart beat at night
low energy
brain fog
light headed
a little dizzy
other weird stuff

I had some blood work done came back with low MCV so they checked for B12 and ferritn . B12 was over 1000 but ferritin was only 7 and my iron binding capacity was 8. I am not anemic, My crit and hemoglobin were both ok.

From what I understand those are pretty low levels. Could my low ferritin be the cause of all these weird symptoms?

About 12 years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis . I also had to have a pick line put in for IV iron because I was iron deficient anemic at this time because of the blood loss from the ulcerative colitis.

9 years ago I had my colon removed because the colitis was so bad. The surgery was a success and no colon equals no ulcerative colits. Colitis sucks by the way. That surgery restored my ability to live a normal life.

My Dr. is 99 percent sure that my low iron levels today are due to not having a colon.

So I guess my question is how long will it take to build iron levels and feel normal again? I'm sick of feeling wacky all the time.

Thanks for any help.

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