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My Red blood cell count is 3.61
My hemoglobin is 11.1
My Hematocrit is 33.3

And my ferritin is 9

So.. I don't know if that qualifies for 325 mg of ferrous sulfate 3x a day. But... I have only been taking 2 of the pills, as I deal with constipation as it is. I did call my doctor and he said that is how much he wants me to take so...
I will try to take 3 pills spread out today, it's hard to remember sometimes as you have to take it an hour before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. Plus I take wellbutrin 2x a day as well. And other supplements in the morning. And a high potency magnesium at night, that has helped with leg cramps as well as Xanax and hylands leg cramps. I'm afraid to NOT take them now... but I'm sure when my iron levels get up I can start subtracting some of those. I also drink tonic water mixed with OJ every evening... that is how afraid I am of leg/shin cramps!! They are painful because the nerves are involved, especially in my ankles. And I have low back problems as it is so ... I'm just a mess. Lol.

Snowbell-- are you taking prilosec or anything for the reflux?
I am not bleeding though. My periods are normal. Not heavy. So why would I have such low iron??

This is what confuses me. Now I do have lower back pain A LOT as I slipped a disc (that is what my doc says and Chiro says the disc was inflammed from something I did) back in December-- it still aggravates me. Some days it's worse than others with sciatica...My spine is crooked a bit (mild scoliosis) and I have a tilted pelvis apparently...which I am seeing a Chiro for. He was very confused at the low iron levels too if I am not having heavy periods. I did have some old blood spotting between my last period which has NEVER happened-- but it was nothing, like literally light pink one day and then brownish the next day but barely visible... that kind of worried me. But my periods in general are not heavy. ??

Oh and I am NOT pregnant.
And all other labs were normal (vitamins and thyroid and white cell count)





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