I had 2 appointments at my surgery today, one was knicker dept with the nurse (not relevant here) and the other following a B12 and iron blood test. I mentioned to the nurse as I was leaving that I also was due to see the dr. She checked her screen and said I would definitely have to take iron. I explained that because of my PV, I cannot take iron so she said to speak to dr. When I saw him, I explained that I could not take iron. He advised me to eat black pudding!!!! I felt fine before I went to the surgery. He gave me a print out from which I have printed below. I will take it to my next hospital appointment in 3 weeks time. I told him that I feel well and have actually been less tired and he suggested that maybe I have got used to that level of tiredness.
Description Value Range
Serum ferritin 9 12.00 - 300.00 ug/L
Serum iron level 4 10.00 - 30.00 umo/L
%Iron saturation 5 25.00 - 50.00%
Unsat iron binding capacity 81 37.00 - 77.00 umol/L
I look forward to hearing your comments.