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Old 05-29-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
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Re: What is the optimal ferritin level?

Ticker- I have a ferritin level of 38 and low range rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit. So far my dr. has advised ferrous sulfate one time a day. I am taking slow fe.

With a ferritin of 50, how is it that you were diagnosed anemic. Was it the rbc, hgb or hct or all three? What iron are you taking 3 times a day ?

I am really hoping to get my ferritin up so I can stop with the iron supplements. The iron supplement is limiting my absorption of thyroid hormone and has caused me to go to a higher dose. The higher dose is not good , I am having alot of negative effects.

I am trying to find out what is the best way to get the ferritin up and soon. Doing research before I go back to the dr.