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I hope you are getting answers from the gynecologist. In May I had a ferritin level of 3. But my hemoglobin was a 6 on a scale that should range from 12-16. My heavy periods were the culprit. I had a very large fibroid cyst (small cantaloupe size) in my uterus, so I had a hysterectomy on June 6th. I just had a 7 week post op appointment.

My levels started rising only 10 days after being on farrous sulfate 3x/day with vitamin C (hemoglobin was up to almost 8). I only had one more test done just before my surgery (which would have been after about 4 weeks on the iron) and oh gosh, I know I was blown away, but I can't remember for sure, I think my hemoglobin had gone up to 12? Ferritin, I'd have to dig out my paperwork but I know it DID go up, I was very happy - I was ELATED actually that it went up so fast.

I had to go off of it just before and for 2 weeks after my surgery because your bowels don't work too well after major abdominal surgery, and iron will constipate you, so when I went back on he said to start out with one a day and only up it if I felt I needed it. I did feel like I needed the second one, some symptoms were returning (fatigue in the afternoon and the restless legs and tossing and turning at night). After just a few days on 2/day I'm better again and sleeping soundly again.

Hope you're figuring it out and that it's helping...

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