Hi, I am a graves disease sufferer (15 years, diagnosed at age 21, male). I can keep my levels in range with armour thyroid and PTU and 200mcg selenium.
But one problem I have always had are very dark circles under eyes. I don't mean a shadow - I mean pigmented skin.
I was looking back at my blood test results and I see I have always had low FERRITIN. Could this be a cause?? or am I clutching at straws?
My latest results are: FERRITIN 36.17 ug/L Range (30.00 - 400.00)
This is low right? Should I be supplementing iron?
I have seen 2 ophthalmic surgeons who both told me they don't want to perform blepharoplasty as I am unlikely to get significant improvement. They don't want to take the job on even though I would be paying cash. I am 36 and have 1 - 2 mm proptosis.
Any thoughts / experiences on this would be appreciated.