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Re: Ferritin levels
Jan 12, 2012
Hi! I'm relatively new as well. My ferritin levels were at one time as low as yours were. I've actually had two incidences of low ferritin in the last five years. The first time was because I had changed multi-vitamins not realizing that the new ones didn't have iron, and evidently I needed that iron! The second time (and what I am going through now) is due to a medication I am taking for another condition. I am on the ferrous sulfate tablets twice daily, and have managed to get up to 24 with my ferritin. I was up to 49 and stopped the tablets because I thought I was finally in good shape with quitting the meds that caused the ferritin problem, but my ferritin quickly went back into the 20's :(((. My doc told me that mine needed to be between 50-70 to alleviate my symptoms (fatigue, coldness, hair falling out). I'm not sure about the hemoglobin, as they haven't mentioned mine was a problem. Did they talk to you about taking the iron on an empty stomach, with orange juice or other vitamin c source, and limiting caffeine?? It takes time. I know the first time this happened it took me several months (about 5 or 6) to finally get it back up to the 40's from a low of 8 or 9. I wish you the best!

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hi im new to this forum.
My ferritin was 9 and i've been on 3x100mg iron per day for 3 months but it s still only 22. I am so exhausted, but the colon specialist said yesterday that level would nt make me tired as my haemoglobin is 13.6. I m 44, what should be my level for my age? It's prob caused my heavy periods they said but doing colonoscopy to check. Replies would be great.[/QUOTE]
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 18, 2012
[QUOTE=anwhaley84;4929961]i have a ferritin level of 4 iron level of 8 my hemoglobin is a 11.8. can you die from low ferritin if hgb is not low.... I wonder if when in may 2010 i hadn't taken my prenatal vitamins and gave birth and my hgb dropped to a 6.8 i got it up to almost a 11 in a month thn stopped the ferrous sulfate so i wonder if when my hgb dropped so low that's what caused my ferritin to drop and never climb back up what are your view's i'm so scared of dying i just start ferrous sulfate yesterday and i'm 5 weeks pregnant what do you think[/QUOTE]

My Ferritin is 8 and my hemoglobin is 9.2, i just heard that i will continue to keep yucky symptoms until the numbers come up. But i dont think we are low enough to die. You have to be depleated for that.... the symptoms are very scary! what are yours? im dizzy and lightheaded a lot!!!!
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 19, 2012
Hi guys. This is my first post. I need some help. I have restless legs so I am very familiar with that type of pain. But for about the last 8 months, I have been having leg pain that is constant and won't go away. My blood work in Oct 2011 said I had a ferritin level of 4, iron 31, hemoglobin of 10.9 so my dr put me on iron but never really addressed the ferritin levels. Now I have constant pain in my legs. I am also in pain all over my body. I am 50 years old and feel like I am 10 yrs older. What type of dr should I see? I had my primary doc run new blood work and she says my hemoglobin was better(because I take iron) but my Vit d levels were down. So now I am on prescription Vit D. Can lack of Vit d cause leg pain? I need HELP!
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 19, 2012
[QUOTE=duobinis;4930257]Hi guys. This is my first post. I need some help. I have restless legs so I am very familiar with that type of pain. But for about the last 8 months, I have been having leg pain that is constant and won't go away. My blood work in Oct 2011 said I had a ferritin level of 4, iron 31, hemoglobin of 10.9 so my dr put me on iron but never really addressed the ferritin levels. Now I have constant pain in my legs. I am also in pain all over my body. I am 50 years old and feel like I am 10 yrs older. What type of dr should I see? I had my primary doc run new blood work and she says my hemoglobin was better(because I take iron) but my Vit d levels were down. So now I am on prescription Vit D. Can lack of Vit d cause leg pain? I need HELP![/QUOTE]

A ferritin level of 4 is TOO LOW!!! You need to see a Hematologist ASAP!!!! That is a specialist that deal with bloods disorders. My ferrintin is 8, and they mailed my results yesterday and my abnormal test is my Ferritin! My hemoglobin is a 9.2, i am anemic. They told me to immediately start taking 325mg of ferrous sulfate, 3 times a day. And to see a Hematologist. I bleed heavy every month due to fibroids. So Im definatley going to get that taken care of. I am 31 and I feel weak, dizzy and lightheaded some days. I even have brain fog where I cant think clearly all symptoms of Iron defiency. I even had chest pains back in August, September of 2011, these weird pains. But they went away as my numbers went up. But I stopped taking the iron and my numbers went back down and now im here feeling like crap! Now im back on my iron meds and i will stay on them, im tired of feeling like this





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