Hi, I was diagnosed with low ferritin 13µg/L (range 15 - 200 µg/L) in late August after becoming breathless and very tired. Haemoglobin was 135g/L, and MCV 79fL (78-98fL). I was put on ferrous fumerate tablets 210mg twice a day for 3 months.
I had a blood test around a month after starting them in late September which showed my levels had risen to 22µg/L ( with haemoglobin 143g/L, MCV 80fL). Have since had another blood test (FBC) which unfortunately didn't also measure Ferritin but my haemoglobin was 141g/L and MCV 81fL.
Saw one of the GPs at my practice last week about something else who seemed happy with those levels(!!) and to complete the 3 month course then come back in late Jan for another blood test to check my ferritin levels again. I've got another 1.5weeks of tablets left to go.
The GPs in my practice have been absolutely great about my Pernicious Anaemia... just not convinced they're quite as on the ball as much about the iron deficiency! Not sure why my levels were so low.
I'd like to know what my iron levels at the end of the 3 month course are even if my GPs are not interested! Can anyone recommend a company I can use to get my ferritin levels measured privately? (preferably by a finger prick blood test if possible?)