Hi, I came back from the doctor today and I presented a list of symptoms to her. She acknowledged the dark circles and pale skin (although my appearance today doesn't compare to last night's) and looked at my ferritin. She asked if I take anything for it and I said the Floradix. She told me that wasn't any good and she suggested I take 3 iron tablets a day, ferrous fumarate, and that I need to take vitamin C with them, which I already knew about on here.
She asked me what my diet is like and I said that I don't eat meat and I eat a lot of carbohydrates and have trouble swallowing. She said the reason my ferritin is low is that the carbohydrates I am eating are depleting my iron stores in some way. She's said that since I'm a vegetarian and have swallowing problems I would need to add iron rich foods into my diet.
She has prescribed me something to help the constipation called Laxido. Not sure if this is a well known medication or not for constipation but I said I'd give it a go.
I moved the blood test for thyroid to Friday this week as I just want it over with. GP one and private one is
being done together because I know if the GP one for TSH is normal the two hormones aren't checked.
I hope this doctor knows what she's doing.