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hi guys,

new here and have some questions. i have a low ferritin of 7, though my serum iron is ok (60) and my hemoglobin too (12.8), although my RBC is a little low (4.16).

never had ferritin/iron tested before, but i've been feeling very tired for 6 months and i look terrible all the time. my regular triathlon training is really draining me now. i'm hoping to address the likely cause (nearly constant menstruation for the past year thanks to trying depo provera once and it totally throwing off my hormones; seeing a gyn about it soon).

i pushed my doctor for iron supplements, she said sure, and said to take only 1 ferrous sulfate (65 mg) pill a day. i'm starting now, and taking it with vitamin c.

after reading some things on this forum it sounds like most people take a lot more and it still takes ~6 months to get levels up. i don't want to take too much either though. she said i could come back for a blood test in 3-6 months.

i'm concerned that this won't be enough. what's your experience?





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