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Additionally I will need to maintain my levels by supplementing pretty much all the time. Docs won't test for b12 or anything else they just say I don't store iron well. I used to do a lot of long distance running but have cut down and do more weights circuits now. I eat a lot if red meat and greens but it doesn't matter my ferritin will not stick. My hb can run normal low. My mum also has issues storing iron so it's maybe just one of those things. I do have slight hypothyroidism and treating that has helped a great deal but I think once I get ferritin up again to match good thyroid levels ill be fine.

Do not accept anyone telling you a low ferritin is ok. It's not. End of. A woman's hcg can be from 12 - 15 also. When you supplement your hgb will go up first then start building up ferritin levels.
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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