So in conjunction with my thyroid I also had low ferritin. Before I started taking thyroid hormone my ferritin was bottomed out 17 (30-300) and I’m a male by the way. so this is not normal (not bleeding from anywhere).
For a while I supplemented iron but it actually brought my ferritin down. The only time I’ve been able to get it come up is while on thyroid hormone. So lately I took double the iron supplements (probably way too much) and was taking 5 tabs a day with oral liquid at night. Tabs had 60mg elemental iron each and liquid was 150mg per 15ml.
Anyway these are my current iron labs
Iron 40 (5-30) umol/L
Saturation 74 (10-45) %
Ferritin 58 (30-300) ug/L
My question is how should I go about continuing to raise my ferritin levels (doc wants it around 100) but also keep my blood iron levels in check along with saturation? I’m just a little concerned about iron toxicity in this case as my saturation in the blood is already very high.
I believe that the thyroid hormone has increased my stomach acid which in turn has allowed me to start absorbing iron (and other nutrients) properly as outlined here: forefronthealth.com/hypothy...
My ferritin has not been at this level since 2006! Crazy stuff.
Appreciate any help! Thanks