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    Old 09-22-2005, 12:54 AM   #1
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    Low ferritin, do I need Iron?

    Hi Everyone
    I am not actually anemic (my haemoglobin is ok), but have had very low ferritin for a while. Earlier this year it was about 5 (the range being 10-200 approx). It went up to about 15 while taking 3 mths of iron tablets, and has now gone up to 23 with no iron (my Dr and I decided to have a 2 mth test with no iron to see if my ferritin would continue to fall).
    However even though my ferritin is supposedly normal at 23, I get so tired some times, and wonder if this is related to iron?
    Does anyone have experience with low ferritin?
    thanks for any advice

     
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    Old 09-24-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
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    Re: Low ferritin, do I need Iron?

    hi there.
    Im not always anemic,but my ferritin is always low (between 2 and 7 at its highest). Ive just had a course of iron infusions because of my ferritin levels being so low (my hb was within normal ranges).
    Some people and some doctors dont believe low ferritin causes problems, but i do (im no expert, just speaking of my own experiances). I suffer the same symptoms when im actually 'clinically anemic', as i do when its just my ferritin thats low.
    try eating iron enriched foods, i also take a daily iron supplement called spatone water, which i think helps my body keep hold of what little iron it has.

     
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