I have had fibro or myofascial pain for over 20 years. I was in constant pain. I had so many trigger points everywhere. My back, neck, shoulders were always spasmed, sometimes there was throbbing. My hands went numb sometimes, or just certain fingers. I had lots of migraines. I never thought of taking iron until late November. I figured that I got enough iron from my food. Doctors never commented on my ferritin being too low. No one asked if I supplemented iron. My ferritin was 23 in November. Low end of range is 10. The first time my iron was tested was in 2015, and I had to practically beg for it. I am now 50. A life time of symptoms and no testing of iron? It's been tested 5 times since, and ferritin has always been under 30, except once it was mid 40's.
Anyway, I started taking iron late November. I started feeling better in about a week! I had my iron panel re-done three weeks later and my ferritin had increased 15 points! Before too long I noticed that my back, shoulders, and neck felt better. They are no longer as hard as a rock. Then I realized I had less migraines. It's now been 7 weeks since I started taking iron. Why didn't someone recommend this too me sooner?
Has this happened to anyone else?