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OMG, you poor thing.

All I can tell you is I went to the doctor for the same symptoms, tiredness, brain fog, etc., and was also told I could go on anti-depressants ....

I just wanted something to make me feel better. That was 2-3 years ago - not once did they test my iron levels even though I have an underactive thyroid as well.

Anyway in December I went to an endocrinologist, a specialist in thyroid, and had a blood test. Came back with low ferritin (3), low iron stores (6) and low haemoglobin (113). I have been taking 322mg ferrous fumerate twice a day and although my hair loss hasnt stopped, it feels like its slowing down ....

I feel a little better but it can take at least 3 months for the iron tablets to work. I also now follow a diet rich in iron, lots of red meat and liver, and I take 2tsp of blackstrap molasses a day. This is really high in iron. I also take a multivitamin and extra b vits.

I still have good and bad days but the tiredness is gradually going. Having a blood test hopefully next week and will let you know the results.

Keep your chin up, there are so many helpful posts on here. Doctors, good ones, are very few and far between and I've found just want to fob you off and get on to the next patient ... :wave:





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