Hi everyone, I tried to link this to a thread that human bean directed me to but it would not post! healthunlocked.com/#thyroid...
I am new to all this so learning as I go!
I just wanted to ask about my ferritin.
A couple of months ago I went to the doctor as I was exhausted all of the time and very teary.
My ferritin iron levels showed up as 6!
But as my HB was in the range (only just) they said that all was ok.
The GP and blood specialist actually said that low ferritin does not cause fatigue.
So I then started on Vega iron tablets and 4 weeks after i started them, I re-tested and it showed that I am up to 15 for ferritin.
I need to re-test soon to see if it is still creeping up.
So I guess my question is why did the GP and a supposedly iron specialist at a private hospital say low ferritin does not cause fatigue? They said as my HB is ok - it means nothing. They make you feel like you are going mad!!
They also blamed my fatigue on 'low mood' as they saw on my records that I have admitted to that in the past couple of years. It is so frustrating and upsetting!