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    Old 07-25-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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    New Ferritin Levels

    I had my Ferritin checked on 4/29 and it was 17.2. That coupled with a high TSH that was discovered at the time made me very tired. I am taking 65 mg of iron two times per day and have been doing so since 6/4/08. Also put on Synthroid on 6/4/08 due to a TSH of 5.4. Before that I was taking 45 mg of iron once per day. Just had my Ferritin rechecked today and it was 47.4! Seems like a huge jump in only 3 months. My HGB has been and remains about 13 and my HCT is 38 (both have been at this level for about 2 years). Does this sound right? Also, does anyone know what MCH tests? It was 31.5 a few years ago and is now 32.2, both above the lab ranges.


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    Old 07-26-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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    Re: New Ferritin Levels

    You are very lucky. You responded well to oral iron therapy. Yes, it all sounds right (and wonderful).

    As for the MCH, everything I've read is that it really doesn't mean much of anything. Ever since I have been taking iron supplementation and improving my iron, my MCH has also been elevated--each and every time. You are the first person I've run across who has the same thing. I figured it had something to do with taking the supplements. No one seems at all concerned about it.

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