Hi, I am looking for some advice regarding my iron and ferritin levels. I have been on NDT and been gluten free for a couple of years and generally feel really well. A few months ago I started feeling really tired and achy and my hair fell out more than usual so I asked my GP for a thyroid and vitamin/mineral blood test. My ferritin was 117 (12-300) and serum iron was 9 (10-30) so my GP recommended I supplement with iron which I did. In the meantime I researched on the Internet and found that normal to high ferritin with low iron could be a sign of anemia of chronic disease and shouldn't be supplemented as the root cause of inflammation needs to be treated. I stopped the iron and asked for another test some weeks later which came back ferritin 181 and serum iron 25. I'm now really concerned as my ferritin is above range for a woman. I'm still struggling with fatigue, aches and hair loss and don't know where/how to start looking for inflammation. Has anyone been diagnosed with ACD or know how to identify and treat it properly? My GP listens to me but has no idea what yo do about my condition. Any advice would be greatly welcome. TIA
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