My doctor has been giving me a course of iron injections for 3 months because I am a regular consumer of meat and other great sources of iron, but never the less my body seems to have little to no ability to absorb or retain iron.
His course of iron injections are 1ml doses, the first month I had one each week for 4 weeks, the second month I had one every 2 weeks, and the third month I had 1 dose. Up until now that means I've had a combined dose of 7ml of iron. Is it ok that my iron has only gone up 8 points?
I think my doctor and I are going to double my dose because I'm still at a really low ferritin level. Has anyone else had experience with this? Thanks