I am a vegetarian and eat only a small amount of fish but a huge variety of veggies and fruit etc. I have just had this years tests and all were fine except my iron which had dropped to 11. Since diagnosis I have had an issue with iron levels - originally on daily tablets but they made me very sick all the time so my doctor stopped them, tried dried apricots on a daily basis but all to no avail. My doctor called me in for an appt which happened this morning and she is a bit puzzled (as am I) - iron levels are consistently dropping yet haemoglobin levels remain normal so no anaemia. We discussed the long term injection but she said as I have such a bad reaction she is reluctant to try it. She has requested another Endoscopy and Colonoscopy this morning (last ones were done when I was diagnosed about 5/6 years ago).
Wondered if any of you lovely folks have any tips for increasing iron levels naturally (don't forget I am vegetarian). I read on the internet (http://www.nomeatathlete.com/iron-for-vegetarians/) that I should already be getting plenty of plant based iron based on my current diet so I am at a loss
Also I am confused as to why ferritin levels are low yet haemoglobin is normal when haemoglobin production is dependent on iron?