Been taking iron tablets now (Ferrous Sulphate 200mcg's) for about 9 months and my Ferritin levels have gone from 12 to 63 (this was back in Sept) but am now experiencing a nasty taste in my mouth (can at times taste like blood but I have no bleeding but is a very bitter taste)
My levels seem to be increasing by 10 points a month so I am assuming that by now I am approx at the 80'ish level. I have been told that when you have enough iron and are still taking supplements that you will get a metallic taste in your mouth - is this true?
To confuse matters even more I have a loose tooth (yet another one) so I don't know if the taste in my mouth is down to this (the tooth is not infected) or my now much improved iron levels. I don't want to have the tooth pulled out on a "just in case" basis as gum disease has robbed me of quite a few already and I would dearly love to hold on to the ones I still have left.lol.
If it is a sign that my iron levels have reached an optimum level and I stopped my iron supplements how long would it take for the taste to go away?