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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]





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