I am trying to find some answers for my daughter who has Hashi's and Addison's and only a couple of years ago had low iron and needed supplementation. Now she has normal ferritin, high serum iron and high saturation. She does not take any iron supplements of any kind and has little in the way of red meat - trying to lower her levels. Her last results were:-
ferritin 138ug/L (30-250)
iron 32umol/L (8-30)
transferrin 2.41g/L (2-4)
saturation 53% (10-35)
Strangely enough she feels as though she is low on iron and her MCV and MCHC readings are low in range.
She has methylation issues which means she has trouble detoxing heavy metals and we know she is high in copper as a result. There is some research to show that as the body needs to deal with copper first, iron levels can rise in the process.
I haven't helped much but am also interested in any ideas to help understand what may be going on. Thank you