I got my blood tests results back and my doctor tells me that i am low in iron and need to take suppliments. Now i obviously dont know how to read these reports, however i do have them here. What does this look like to you:
your ferrtitin(stored iron) is a little low most dr want you around 50 at least i have thalassemia also but you dont want to get into trouble with the low iron my feritin was a 2 i had 3 iron ivs to get me back up into the 60s i still take iron daily
I was only hesitant because doctors tell me different things all the time, and because im thalassemic, my anemia could easily be diagnosed as an iron deficiancy. I have heard of many doctors who have done that to patients, put them on iron pills then become sick from too much iron. So thats why i was a little scared.
So its suppose to be in the 50's or 70's? Wow im only 22!
I too was very hesitant when I started to take them. I take an iron pill called Slow-Fe and it is not hard on your stomach. I was taking another one and I could not take it because it made me so sick. Maybe you can ask your doctor about slow-fe.
It takes about 2 weeks before you see a difference in how you feel. My ferritin went from a 5 to 27.5 in about 3 months. I still feel tired though and weakness in my legs. Do you have any other symptoms with your low iron?