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Old 09-20-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
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Post Low iron can cause Hypo symptoms?

As I said in my other post, I found a new dr. I told him some of my residual symptoms are achiness in my legs and they feel like I am walking with concrete shoes on.

My Hemoglobin and hematocrit were normal, although low. My serum iron was on the lowest end of normal.

Then he did a test called "Transferrin saturation" results were 9% (range 15-55%). The last was called "total iron binding capacity" and I was on the high end of normal.

So....I don't think I am anemic, isn't that DXed by the hemoglobin and hematocrit?

He says to eat spinach and red meat and that will help more than a supplement, but I don't know....

So, do any of you know about this transferrin saturation and what it means and can low iron cause the same symptoms?

I just find it odd that my leg pains started at the same time as my other hypo symptoms...hmmm


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Old 09-20-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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I have struggled with leg pain along with other aches and pains since my hypo symptoms began. Found that I had low iron during my recent pregnancy. Not sure about the possible connection between the two. Just started meds so I am hoping for some relief. I can completely relate with your analogy of wearing concrete shoes. It is so frustrating.

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Old 09-26-2003, 09:05 AM   #3
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