If my hypothyroidism is subclinical and my ferritin is still too low, could increasing my ferritin help to keep me from having to take thyroid meds? I struggle with heavy cycles and haven't been able to get my ferritin above about 35 yet. I'm wondering if my fatigue is more iron related than thyroid related. I have no antibodies and when I take thyroid meds I just have so many nasty side effects. NDT makes me go manic and T4 only makes me feel dead. I would love to stay off the pharmaceutical drugs if I can figure out how.