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Thank you so much for the reply. If any doctor tells a woman that a ferritin level of 19 will not make her hair start falling out, they are very very wrong I tell you. Many of them just don't know what they are talking about and it is frustrating to me. Without this board I would know NOTHING about ferritin levels or iron depletion and I'm sure it would take me way longer to deal with this problem without all the valuable information here. This board his been such a great help to me. Yes, my energy is way way up since I started iron supplements several weeks ago and since I already ordered the Proferrin I will just try to take that once my first bottle of Gentle Iron is gone (in a few days) and see if it agrees with me and possibly try the Vitron C if the Proferrin does not work out. I have been scouring the internet and came upon a forum that was mainly visited by female runners and the topic of low iron was very prevalent for them and someone on the site, it sounded as if it was a trainer or nutritionalist, not sure, talked about the proferrin supplement and how it is made from just the Heme iron and is only 12mg per pill but taking two pills daily could get the ferritin way up in about 30 days, so I am going to try it. It is expensive. I ordered it from the Naturalhealthyconcepts website and there are several very favorable reviews of it. I don't except results as quick as 30 days, I'm not crazy, but I would rather not wait a whole year if it is not necessary, Jeeees I already have really thin hair and don't want to keep losing it :( However, the excellent news is that I have already started to get quite a few little hairs growing out near my center part (mainly in front), but my longer hairs are still falling out more than usual. I am just delighted to see more hair growing in so I feel hopeful that this will resolve over time. I know it will take awhile for the iron stores to get up there to where the hair will stop falling out and it makes so much sense that when the levels are low the first thing that more iron goes toward is daily maintenance rather than your hair. One of the things I am trying to figure out is how long I should wait before I demand to get my levels checked again because the doctor said she would only do it every three months and she, of course, didn't seem at all concerned about my hair loss problem. Not sure if I can wait that long. I have been eating red meat and oysters and as many iron laden foods as I can. I have also been doing blackstrap molasses in smoothies in the morning (minus the yogurt or dairy) and they are tasting good. Please let me know what your levels are with the Vitron when you go back to get them checked. I think I am going to keep taking the Andrew Lesserman vitamins as well because, like I said, I already had fine/thin hair and since I am already seeing growth I just want to keep with the iron and Andrew Lesserman and see where they take me. Thanks again and good luck on your anemia journey :)





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