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    Old 08-11-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
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    ferritin rising, iron is not

    Hello. I was anemic three months ago (hemoglobin 10.5, ferritin 7, iron 8), and have been taking iron supplements. Now my hemoglobin is up to 11.5, ferritin up to 23, but my iron down to 5.

    Do you have any idea what this means? Shouldn't my iron be rising?

    Thank you.

     
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    Old 08-11-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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    Re: ferritin rising, iron is not

    Don't worry about it. Ferritin is a more accurate indication of iron stores. Serum iron fluctuates according to the free iron in your blood. Keep taking the pills and both with go up eventually.

     
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    Re: ferritin rising, iron is not

    You are making progress, and I agree not to worry about iron number as long as Hb and ferritin are rising. You can facilitate iron absorption by taking it with Vit C, like 500mg at the same time. You might also consider why you were anemic to begin with, so you can prevent it from recurring in future.

     
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