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Hi peace4health :) I meant my ferritin rose high, then dropped in a 6 week period, then rose up high again in the next 6 weeks, then dropped again in the next 6 weeks. The last rise was up to 82 and i got my results on friday and it had fallen down to 74. At least this time it was just a smallish drop compared to the other times. I'd not done anything different and had continously taken my supplements.

My doctor has now put me on betaine hydrochloride to create a more acid environment in my stomach when i eat. He believes that is where my malabsorption is occuring. Even my Vitamin D moves slowly. I take 5000IU of Vit D per day. If i take 1000IU or only take the 5000IU 3 times per week my levels begin dropping. I also have to take pure iodine daily.

So now i've more or less reached the conclusion that when my iron drops so quick in a short space of time, maybe the environment during digestion and in my stomach was not optimal for proper absorption. Other times when my iron has risen quickly, maybe the environment was sufficient for correct digestion etc. I believe this as my ferritin only began rising much faster once i began taking the digestive enzymes. So now i'm on the digestive enzymes as well as the hydrochloride. The worst part is that now i've been told to take the enzymes one hour before my meals and the hydrochloride 20 minutes before my meals. The problem is, sometimes i'm not sure when i'll be having lunch or dinner so getting these supplements to coincide with my meal times is going to be a bit of a problem at times.

Aside from juggling all the medication and supplements i'm feeling so much better and my thyroid appears to be under control but my doctor is still working on it.

How have you been and how is your ferritin now?

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