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Hi niknak- I feel the same way. What worries me the most is losing my hair. In Novemer 2009, I saw my doctor because I had noticed a lot of shedding. After some blood tests my ferritin level came back <5! The doctor said that I basically had no iron stored in my body. My hemoglobin was an 8, thyroid and hormones were good. I get so angry with myself because back in 2004 and 2006 I was diagnosed with anemia and I never bothered to take the iron supplements that were prescribed. I was in my 20's and didn't think it was a "big deal"....stupid, I know. So here I am, 31 and my hair has been shedding since November of last year. I've been taking Ferrex 28 (150 mg elemental iron with B12, Folic Acid and Vit C) for about 3 months and my last blood test (Feb.25) my ferritin is up to 35. I have more energy and don't feel so tired and cold as I used to, but the hair shedding hasn't slowed one bit. But I do have a lot of little hairs growing all over my head. Some little hairs are still falling, but some are almost 2 inches long :) I'm really hoping the shedding stops soon, but I've read that it needs to be at 40 for the shedding to slow or stop and at 70-90 for re-growth. I'm hoping once my levels gets a little higher, the shedding of some of those smaller hairs will stop. Fingers crossed!





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