Can anyone tell me what iron supplement to take, how, when and which one to order in what strength. I am so confused reading about the different types, everyone is suggesting different sorts! My Ferritin level is low but my doctor said its in range!
I take 100mg of Levo late at night. 2 hours away from food and 4 hours away from vitamin tablets.
What I'm taking at the moment:
Juice Plus multi vitamins:
Vitamin A - 490ugRE
Vitamin C - 155mg
Vitamin E - 22ug
Folic Acid - 376ug
Selenium 400mg (top daily dose)
I take these together in the morning with breakfast. Then again in the evening with food but not the Selenium. Levo late in the evening, 4 hours later.
My blood test results:
B12 - 1107 (15-150)
(Don't know why B12 is high I am not supplementing it, was having well woman multivitamins but have stopped 3 weeks ago)
Calcium 2.39 (2.22-2.6)
Vitamin D 92 (50-144)
Ferritin 25 (15-150)
Folate 12.5 (3.8-16)
TSH 3.54 (0.3-5.5)
FT4 25.3 (12-22)
FT3 3.7 (3.1-6.8)
It looks like I'm not converting so osteopath recommended I take top dose of selenium)
I want to up my ferritin levels, need to get something quickly as I know it will take time to raise its level. Currently off work sick, fatigued all the time, can't think straight, cold, aches, no motivation to do anything. I'm in limbo and getting very frustrated and depressed.
Can anyone please advise... At the end of my tether! Oh yes, no help from GP lol! Told me to eat well and go home and meditate! 😡
Thank you x