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Hi Brians Mom :wave:

My Hb is 13.7 which is fine

but my ferritin is 8.8

I have had lower levels of both in the past (9.7Hb and 2.2Ferritin)

I recognised that i was not feeling well and eventualy decided i should go to the doctors and get my iron levels checked.

I am now on Ferrous fumarate 68 mg ferrous iron x 3 daily (total 202mg daily)

The way i see it at the moment is that my iron stores are so low that when i have my period much more iron is lost than can be replaced from food alone. If i did not take the iron supplements i would soon have been anaemic again

i am having another blood test in 3 months to check on progress and also having minera coil fitted to reduce blood loss (then i am hoping things will be fine )
[QUOTE=gemini123;3899539]Hi Brians Mom :wave:

My Hb is 13.7 which is fine

but my ferritin is 8.8

I have had lower levels of both in the past (9.7Hb and 2.2Ferritin)

I recognised that i was not feeling well and eventualy decided i should go to the doctors and get my iron levels checked.

I am now on Ferrous fumarate 68 mg ferrous iron x 3 daily (total 202mg daily)

The way i see it at the moment is that my iron stores are so low that when i have my period much more iron is lost than can be replaced from food alone. If i did not take the iron supplements i would soon have been anaemic again

i am having another blood test in 3 months to check on progress and also having minera coil fitted to reduce blood loss (then i am hoping things will be fine )[/QUOTE]
LOL~~

I agree, I agree, I REALLY Agree! Im not going to do the infusions until ALL DR's tell me, its necesary! I am praying really hard that I will absorb the Ferrous sulfate, as opposed to the slow FE. Im hoping! Lord Knows Im eating everything with Iron!

I will even take a bleed in the stomach or colon as that can be cauterized & Id have an answer.

What will worry me is if my Hemoglbn does not rise (Or continues to drop) AFTER these tests, :(

My tests that I were looking at dont make sense. All within 1 week, in December (Before I was put on Iron) My Hemoglobin was REALLY dropping.

12/04 hemogb 15.2
RBC 4.8


12/08 hemogb 14.8
rbc 4.5

12/10 hemogbn 14.3
4.4

12/11 hemogbn 12.8
4.2

This is when I was put on Iron 2X day

2 mo's later
2/12 hemoglbn 12.1
RBC 3.8 :confused:





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