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canada1982 11-21-2012 11:53 AM

Ferritin Levels Dropping Quickly
 
I had my blood tested last week, and yesterday. My ferritin dropped from 35 to 22 in a week. My RBC are slightly elevated, low mcv, normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. My retics count are normal. I am exhausted all the time. I am in Canada so the tests I need for a proper diagnosis can only be ordered by a specialist, and I can't get an appointment for 3 months. I am so fustrated. I don't know whats going on. I take supplements, and have been for infusions but nothing is working.

canada1982 11-25-2012 01:26 PM

Re: Ferritin Levels Dropping Quickly
 
anybody??

My ferritin has now dropped even more to 15. It has dropped 20 points in 1 week alone. My hemoglobin was normal but is now dropping fast too. I am taking iron, have had iron infusions and a blood transfusion. What is going on

Heatherx5 11-25-2012 01:44 PM

Re: Ferritin Levels Dropping Quickly
 
[QUOTE=canada1982;5094423]anybody??

My ferritin has now dropped even more to 15. It has dropped 20 points in 1 week alone. My hemoglobin was normal but is now dropping fast too. I am taking iron, have had iron infusions and a blood transfusion. What is going on[/QUOTE]

Are you having any form of blood loss anywhere? Also wondering what is your iron serum count?

canada1982 11-25-2012 04:00 PM

Re: Ferritin Levels Dropping Quickly
 
I am not having any bleeding from anywhere, confirmed by a gastroscopy last month and my periodss. are on the lighter side of normal. My serum iron last week was 3, with normal TIBC and TSAT of 0.05 (normal range was 0.2). I am thinking perhaps it is a hemoglobinpathy. I am waiting my test results of my electrophoresis as patiently as possible.


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