I am hoping to get some advice on taking iron supplements please. I am recently diagnosed as having Hashimoto's disease and have just been on Levothyroxine for about 6 weeks. I am a bit worried about my symptoms.
In March this year I had severe iron deficiency anaemia and started taking iron supplements. My last ferritin test was in July the result of this was:
Serum ferritin level 46.6 ug/L 13.00 - 150.00
The Gp has never done a full iron panel and really I can't afford too much private testing. My question really is should I start taking iron supplements again without knowing my levels. I am getting daily headaches now which could be low iron. I do have some Gentle Iron 20mg was just wondering if this is ok to take. Thanks so much for any advice offered.