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Hi Tibby2

Have just replied to your other post before reading this one.

I too suffered from the extreme tiredness and had palpitations quite relgularly. My ferritin levels, after two years of taking iron 420mg per day, are still only up to 55ish. My palpitations are now gone and I do not suffer from the constant extreme tiredness any more. My lowest level was 10. I still get periods (age 49) but think I am starting menopause as sometimes I go two months without a period. My periods still wipe me out and the tiredness and fatigue is crushing just before and during my period. I also feel clumsy, scatty and look pale with dark circles under my eyes at this time of the month. I have often said that I loose something in my joints and ligaments at this time as I ache so much. And, I match you with the weight problem, I walk for miles and still the weight goes on. Eat healthily and don't overeat either. I do however use inhalers every day for my astma so maybe this is causing my weight gain.

My low ferritin levels were discovered after I had a run in with Labyrinthitis which is an inner ear disease. I have problems with balance and dizziness but since my ferritin levels have improved, I am not so dizzy/off balance so maybe this has helped with that.

So, you are not alone!

Take care

Mac2
[QUOTE=Mac2;4310670]Hi Tibby2

Have just replied to your other post before reading this one.

I too suffered from the extreme tiredness and had palpitations quite relgularly. My ferritin levels, after two years of taking iron 420mg per day, are still only up to 55ish. My palpitations are now gone and I do not suffer from the constant extreme tiredness any more. My lowest level was 10. I still get periods (age 49) but think I am starting menopause as sometimes I go two months without a period. My periods still wipe me out and the tiredness and fatigue is crushing just before and during my period. I also feel clumsy, scatty and look pale with dark circles under my eyes at this time of the month. I have often said that I loose something in my joints and ligaments at this time as I ache so much. And, I match you with the weight problem, I walk for miles and still the weight goes on. Eat healthily and don't overeat either. I do however use inhalers every day for my astma so maybe this is causing my weight gain.

My low ferritin levels were discovered after I had a run in with Labyrinthitis which is an inner ear disease. I have problems with balance and dizziness but since my ferritin levels have improved, I am not so dizzy/off balance so maybe this has helped with that.

So, you are not alone!

Take care

Mac2[/QUOTE]

do you remember me mac?we talked a bit months ago on the dizzy thread..thats REALLY interesting ,as everything you you get i get too..also interesting that things are better for you ,as they are for me and our iron levels seem to have been the same all the way through and rising SLOWLY lol!
i relate completely with the "crushing" tiredeness and i also developed terrible bags and circles since i aquired the iron problem!:eek:..facinating ! how is your dizziness now mac?





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