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    Old 10-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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    low ferritin what is normal and what is not

    low ferritin what is normal and what is not i have been told my ferritin level is 2.5, is this low have been given iron for 3 months? also my thyroid was sluggish they said what does this mean?my thyroid was 1.0 would really appreciate some feed back on this as i feel awfull

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    Old 10-30-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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    Re: low ferritin what is normal and what is not

    fiona1039--Sorry you are feeling so poorly. Your ferritin should be ~at least~ 50 to feel well, with 70-90 and up being optimal. Anything under the bottom range is considered too low by the medical profession, however, a low range ferritin is not good either. It is the iron stored in the bone marrow and organs for later use. Whenever there is not enough the stores are called upon. If you have a low iron diet, heavy periods or even strenuous exercise program, there is much more demand for iron and the stores used to make up the difference. I had a 2 ferritin and raised it to 41 with oral iron therapy. I also have Hashi's, many people have Hypo-T and lowered ferritin it is very common. You might want to address this issue on the thyroid board too. Hope you are feeling better soon. Have you had your ferritin rechecked since you had a 2? Good luck to you and keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
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    Thanks, have just started oral iron 4 days ago and oh its making me feel worse my stomach turmoil!! trying to find out if there is anything out there that would be gentler on my stomach am on ferusamal 210mg three times a day at the min!! hoping to really build it up as am so tired and also feeling really low as a result of the tiredness!! getting married in february so need to feel more positive and healthy!!!!!!!!!

     
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    Re: low ferritin what is normal and what is not

    chelated iron or easy iron dont bother your stomach that is what i take good luck

     
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    I take Poly Iron 150 mgs of elemental iron, no S/E's for me. I took this 2X daily=300 mgs of iron daily, I now take 150. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
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