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I just got a call from my doctor that left me completely underwhelmed.

In September my doctor did routine blood tests. He said everything came back fine. However, I was in seeing another doctor who said- "Your iron is low." After telling him that the other doctor didn't mention it he retested my iron and tested my ferritin.

He called and told me that my ferritin level was 5 and that I should start taking iron supplements and follow up with my GP. So I did. I went in he looked at my hands, pressed them and said, "well it doesn't look like you are anemic, go get these blood tests right now". He called today and said my iron is low and that I should take a supplement. I said "I take one every day". His response was "Well, take two." And that was the end of the conversation.

I am lost and don't know what to do at this point. I must clean my bathroom floor nightly b/c there are gobs of hair on it, my hands and feet are always freezing, I'm tired and I lose my breath easily when working out. I'm frustrated and need to know what I should do next. Thank you for any support.

Also, my iron levels were tested 3 1/2 years ago and found to be low. This is not a new problem.





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