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    Old 01-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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    high b12, low ferritin

    I got my bloodwork back and these are the results after about 3 months of taking iron supps and eating lots of iron foods.

    B12 - 912 Normal Range (243-894) mL
    Total Iron - 147 (50-212) dL (my iron level at the beginning was a 6!)
    T I B C - 267 (205-512) dL
    Saturation % - 51% (24-41) %

    Ferritin - 48mL

    My doctor tells me I am fine now. I don't need the high dose pills BUT my ferritin is still too low for my hair to start re-growing. It is very thin. I also still have bad days which makes me believe my levels aren't high enough.

    How can I raise my ferritin without raising my iron too high ? And why is the % over the normal range if my ferritin is still so low ?

    Thank-you so much !

     
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    Old 01-22-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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    Re: high b12, low ferritin

    Anyone please ?

     
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