How long for iron store to deplete...is this normal?
I had iron deficiency anemia this past summer...the big suspect is/was heavy periods. I was taking 3 ferrous sulfate pills per day for 2 months. At the end of 2 months (July and August), my iron was within normal range, actually, a little on the high side, and I was not anemic anymore, so I was taken off of it.
Fast forward to now...4 1/2 months after being off the iron pills...I am NOT anemic, but my iron is BORDERLINE LOW (It has gone down about 100 points since being off the iron pills). For those of you that have iron deficiency anemia due to heavy periods, does this sound right for iron to deplete this quickly?
Thanks for any insight.
Last edited by littlebunnyfoo; 01-08-2007 at 02:25 PM.