Hi, would someone be able to help me with my recent blood results?
I have had problems with my iron since I was 16 I am now 31. Its been on and off and I don't eat a great amount of meat. My most recent tests are here attached but in summary my Serum Ferritin is at 46.
I've totally lost faith in doctors because I know though I am in the range for my ferritin I know the tiredness I feel is due to it being low anyway. I also am losing more hair then I usually do and I get more moody twards my period.
So I am now taking Ferrous Sulphate 200mg 2 a day with a vitamin c. My question is this the right type of iron to take for Serum Ferritin? I know that there are different types of iron in our body. So I don't want to damage my health more by self diagnosing with the wrong type of iron?
Am I correct to now take these tablets to at least get my serum ferritin levels back up to 100? Also will this increase any 'other' iron levels in my body to a dangerous level?
Another question which I wanted to clarify is about my Serum Folate. I wasnt tested for this is the test attached but I was in the summer and they were at 16 but the range is between 5.00- 10.00 for Serum Folate - so I am above range on that.
The doctor said it may be due to me having green smoothies. Is this right or just rubbish.. (!?) Because again, I dont want to take the wrong type of iron and damage my health in the process..
Thanks for anyone who would know any information which can help me. Thanks very much