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Jul 20, 2012
I've been experiencing hair loss, leg pain, and fatigue for about six weeks now. I went to a GP about the muscle pain, which originally affected my upper body and caused headaches, but after a WBC/ Mono test the doctor said it was probably stress or muscle strain. Just in the past week I've been experiencing chest pain/angina/heart flutters as well. I have had these before from anxiety.
Just a few days afterword I went to the dermatologist to see about hair loss and they ran a CBC lab and test TSH. I just got my results back a few days ago and my counts were:
RBC: 4.52
HGB: 12.9
Hematocrit: 38.1
Ferritin: 8 (low)
TSH 2.64
I started my cycle three days after the test and it took about 2 weeks to get the results.
So, the a nurse told me to "just take any iron supplement," however, no dosage. When I started looking on here I came to find that people with similar ferritin doses were taking anywhere between 150-200 elemental iron daily. Beyond confused I just made an appointment with another GP (I figured I needed consultation and maybe a new perspective) and he said that he would recommend a Pre-Natal Vitamin twice daily with the folate and B-12. He told me ferritin levels are pretty dynamic and there's a wide range, he thought I was "disgustingly healthy" and he thinks I have nothing to worry about. Basically, I'm asking for a second opinion on a second opinion. Does his dosage sound adequate, too much, or is there anything else ya'll would advise? Thanks for any and all help!





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