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Old 04-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Anyone else low in iron?

I'm 59 and was having terrible itching for 5 weeks--no rash, it jumped around--so asked my dr to do a blood test. My iron is low so she told me to take iron pills for 3 months and be retested. I'm not anemic.
My level has gone down so much so quickly. It's 30 now and 10 months ago was 142. I haven't eaten ALOT of meat for years but became 85-90% vegetarian 6 months ago. Still, would this cause such a drop? I do eat non-meat sources of iron. I know people who are longtime strict vegetarians who aren't low in iron, some young women and some my age.

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