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... I went to the ER because the iron gave me enteritis for 3 months which got me out of my sleep every morning. I was so weak and dizzy and I didn't know what was wrong. ... (15 replies)
... x a day at 325 mgs. I tried it for a couple days and I thought I was going to die...so basically I have not been taking any iron because all of my doctors have told me in the past I am "borderline normal" so I didn't think there was a problem althogh I was having most of the symptoms. ... (15 replies)
... It was smart of you to start out on something that is not so harsh, although, iron IS just that, harsh. I took the standard Ferris Sulfate 3X daily to start because my PCP didn't know what to prescribe for me. ... (15 replies)

... I do take thyroid medication and have just recently started on Prilosec. ... (15 replies)
... As other have said when you ferritin is low, anything below 50 you can have symptoms of anemia without being anemic. But if you do not take care of getting more ferritin you will become anemic. ... (4 replies)
... The anemia can definitely be causing your inability to put on weight, especially if you have ruled out other possible illnesses. ... (3 replies)
... I guess I should start at the beginning of my journey which started in July 2015. ... (0 replies)
... ferritin levels very low say they feel great and me have higher and still feel terrible. Of course people that aren't low on iron still get fatigued and tired as well. ... (1 replies)
... There is a reason for low iron that has to be determined. Your doctor is ruling out things that may be using up your iron. The common reason for lower iron in females is usually due to heavy periods. ... (15 replies)
... I don't understand than why my doctor is so concerned about my low iron if I am not anemic. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and both were fine. Now he wants to do another test to see if I have a tumor in my lower bowel, all because my iron is low. ... (15 replies)
... quick reply. You are so sweet to share. Can you tell me did you go to the ER with stomach pain or nausea. I have a girlfriend who said she gets nauseated from iron but I haven't found anyone who has stomach pain with it. Was yours stomach pain? ... (15 replies)
... am so very sorry for your loss. I understand your concern. I'm sure this is most of your stomach problem. The small bowel testing is a good test to have. So, in this case the PPI that you are on is NOT your problem because you haven't been on it long term. ... (15 replies)
... From what I have researched, iron deficiency is low ferritin. Ferritin is the iron you have stored in your body. When you don't have enough serum iron, it then starts using the ferritin or the iron stores. When that gets used up, you are anemic. ... (5 replies)
... how can this not be abnormal in some way? ... (5 replies)
... Sorry to be asking this, but can low iron levels, besides causing breathing problems, also affect the heart function negatively? ... (22 replies)
... Sounds like she is checking your ferritin levels which is perfect. There are other iron tests but these measure the amount of iron circulating in your bloodstream. They are not so reliable. The ferritin is really the best indicator of your iron status. ... (3 replies)
... lthough the GP doesn't always tell me what's being tested, only that the tests are normal! I know that I've been tested for rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and OVP. ... (3 replies)
... I have been on Venofer 100 mg. IV infusions for 4 years now. No side effects. I have to go every 8 weeks to a hematologists office in my area for the infusion. It takes about an hour or so, and is more annoying than anything else. ... (1 replies)
... People can have severe GI symptoms with lactose intollerance, but it doesn't damage the intestine and cause malabsorbtion. Same thing with gluten intollerance. ... (16 replies)
Ferritin levels
Dec 29, 2004
... There's little difference between ferritin levels of 1, 3 or 5. Ferritin is simply an indicator of a potential problem and a low value in and of itself should not cause symptoms. What causes problems is if you develop anemia as a result of prolonged periods of iron deficiency. ... (6 replies)


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