Re: Can anemia cause you to stop getting your period?
The lack of a period is suspicious, but I would not start iron until your doctor tells you to because iron can be toxic and you aren't shedding blood on a monthly basis as you should. I have the same thing: low blood count but my iron stores (ferretin) are "normal". In actuality, what doctors call normal ferritin many hematologists and some holistic types say is still too low. You might request all your lab results (be sure to request a ferritin test if you haven't gotten one) and post everything here. There are some very knowledgeable people on this board (or at least there were when I came here regularly about a year ago). I'm back looking for some answers too. We'll see.
Last edited by ChickieLou; 09-19-2009 at 04:47 PM.