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Re: Ferritin
Feb 5, 2009
I agree, 22 is still low. "technically" you may not be anemic any longer and most doctors wont care if you have gotten yourself out of the anemia zone. You should care though, especially as you still aren't feeling good. Each of us starts feeling good at different points. For some reason we all feel our side effects to low iron in our own unique way.

I was chronically tired with a ferretin of 8, but once i began taking a supplement i lost the chronic fatigue eg: couldn't walk from kitchen after breakfast to my bedroom to get changed without a pit stop on the sofa to recover some energy). Once my ferretin was up to 14 i could get from kitchen to bedroom without sofa-assistance :) I was still tired though, felt unmotivated, could stay up late with friends when out for dinner, stopped visiting people or going out and life could easily have ground to a halt.

I'd say keep at it with the iron supplements. It's obvious you aren't going to shoot up too high any time soon, so no need to worry about iron overload. In the meantime it might be good to find out what is causing it and are you low in other things eg: B12, zinc, Vitamin D?





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