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Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 18, 2012
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
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 18, 2012
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
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
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 19, 2012
A ferritin level of 4 is a problem. Mine is 5 right now. My H&H are low, but not critical. My doctor insists that a ferritin level that low indicates a source of bleeding that must be found. (I am a nurse, and asked another doctor I work with for his opinion, and he agreed with this).The EGD and colonoscopy were negative. The only other possibility my GI doc can think of is small intestine bleeding which will be a capsule endoscopy. She is taking her sweet time and getting this ordered. Anwhaley...you need to find the source of the problem, and make sure you take your prenatal vitamins and get regular check ups during your pregnancy.
Re: Ferritin levels
Feb 19, 2012
[QUOTE=palmtreegirl;4930327]A ferritin level of 4 is a problem. Mine is 5 right now. My H&H are low, but not critical. My doctor insists that a ferritin level that low indicates a source of bleeding that must be found. (I am a nurse, and asked another doctor I work with for his opinion, and he agreed with this).The EGD and colonoscopy were negative. The only other possibility my GI doc can think of is small intestine bleeding which will be a capsule endoscopy. She is taking her sweet time and getting this ordered. Anwhaley...you need to find the source of the problem, and make sure you take your prenatal vitamins and get regular check ups during your pregnancy.[/QUOTE]

Do you think my ferririn could be low from when I had my baby two years ago and my hem dropped to a 6.8 and maybe my body used the stored ferritin and I just never built it back up





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