Hello all. Looking for some feedback on CBC and ferritin values from members who know about this. Normal range is in brackets.
Prior to biopsy and treatment in June 2016: WBC 7 (4-11) RBC 4.57 (4.5-6) Hemoglobin 145 135-175) Ferritin 219 (25-200)
In November 10, 2017 after 37 EBRT and Brachytherapy: WBC 4 (4.5-6), RBC 3.55 (4.5-6), Henoglobin 116.(135-175) No Ferritin value
In Dec 18, 2017after iron supplements and eating iron rich foods: WBC 5.8, RBC 3.88, Ferritin 338. (22-275)
My understanding is that high Ferritin level indicate inflammation, malignancy etc. My last MRI and bone scans were clear. Haven't done a circulating tumour cell count.
I told my family doc I was suffering from extreme fatigue, and he prescribed prescription iron supplement. The fatigue improved greatly, although I noticed some symptoms associated with high Ferritin: tinnitus (extreme). dizzyness/balance iaaues. I am also on flowmax, so at times, I experience low BP symptoms.
If anyone has experience with these issues, Id value your input.