I got my repeat blood results today. After 3 weeks of iron supplementation by ferritin level is still 1.
The doctor wants me to wrok up to 6 iron pills a day. I see a GI doctor on Monday. I'm wondering if it's possible that this is an absorption problem--seemingly unrelated, I got results from my cholesterol work back and my total cholesterol was 97. The HDL was in the good range and I know my diet is exactly what you're supposed to eat for low cholesterol, so I'm not worried about it at all, I just wish I knew what was causing this iron deficiency.
In good news, my hemoglobin did creep up a little, but the ferritin of 1 is really worrying the doctor, that and my poor reticulocyte response. I'll have my levels checked in another 3-4 weeks.
Shouldn't my ferritin level be responding at least a *little*?