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[QUOTE=skibunny1975;4313920]I had horribly low iron and ferritin levels after getting pregnant 8 years ago. When I was pregnant I had an iron level of 7 and they thought they were going to have to do a blood transfusion. Ever since my two pregnancies I have had low iron. Now my low iron is due heavy periods, differenent than your problem. However, my solution may help you. After years of struggling and considering having an uterine ablation I found some great iron and finally after years I am now stable, iron at 13 and ferritin at 12. I take iron that has liver fractions in it, I get if from a holistic doctor but I have heard they also can be purchased online. It's called integrative therapeutics, inc., iron complex. They are about $25 for 90 softgels but worth it. Not all supplements are created equal. Good Luck!!

FYI: They told me that my ferritin shouldn't get below 9 or I may have to get a transfusion. Double Check that your ferritin levels aren't too low, it can be very dangerous to have extremly low iron and ferritin levels.


Thanks for the info! Very helpful--I'm going to have to check into that. I'm waiting to hear my "numbers" in September. Hopefully they've gone up. I know my ferritin has been as low as 3, but my iron is usually between a 9, 10 or 11. I just can't wait for this to be over! Today I came home completely exhausted (doesn't help that work is kicking my butt last week and this week! haha!) and slept for a couple of hours. I really HATE to do that, but feel like I need to get my sleep when I can because sometimes I can't sleep at night at all! :(

Anyway, thanks for the info--everyone one these message boards are just great!

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