Originally Posted by viennah
The numbers I posted are correct, they are in umol/L. I'm realizing most labs use mcg/dl or other units of measurment, sorry I do not know the conversion!
I spoke with my doctor. Turns out I am fructose intolerant! That was a huge surprise. He didn't think my RBC or MCH levels were significnt. But he did say I was iron deficient and prescibed Euro-Fer (300mg/day). He believes I may have been deficient for a while and blood loss during surgery might have made it worst. He also prescribed an antiacid for the gastritis and acid reflux. So it looks like I am having an autoimmune response or developed gastric IBS after an infection that has since cleared up, causing chronic gastritis. Fructose intolerance is likely making my bloating and stomach pains worse, and the iron deficiency is making me even more fatigued. That seems to be the best answer so far, just an unfortunate combination of things
How long does it take to get ferretin levels back up?
Kk, I read that when I first woke up and didn't see any of the conversion stuff and was wondering. I can't read anyways.
I guess I'm just used to seeing them in the other way.
Anyways! Glad you got some answers. I was wondering myself!
Ferritin with just oral iron therapy seems to take forever to go up. Mine was a 2 to start and I'm at a 19 now. I got in for more labs on Tuesday hoping for at least close to a 30, but I haven't got the underlying cause of my anemia treated yet so I'm not getting my hopes up to much. I have been taking iron for 4 months now. I wouldn't expect that number to just jump right up there, wish I could tell you otherwise
Hopefully you start to notice a difference quickly!