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Re: Low ferritin
Jun 9, 2013
The recommended dose is one a day. Since your trip is in a few weeks, I would ask your Dr if he/she could give you an iron injection (IM can be done to ensure absorption) a time or two so you can feel better for your vacation with your family. That is a totally reasonable request. IV would be even better, but either would eliminate the possibility of poor absorption from GI tract and still being so fatigued by then. A repeat Hb or HCT could be done to see if it has come up at all since you started the oral. Six weeks of intensive iron therapy could make a significant difference in how you feel by end of July.
Re: Low ferritin
Jul 18, 2013
Your dr is right to be concerned! I stopped taking ferritin, my hair was falling out like crazy! I found out it was because my ferritin levels had improved so much I was overloading my body with iron!
I have learned iron supps are not something one should take lightly, and more than once a day!

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