I've been trying to get my ferritin levels up, but I've hit a snag. Latest ferritin level is still only 41 but serum iron is 202 — too high. So I've stopped all iron supplementation, but find that even eating meat now results in flares of joint pain. I'm wondering what's preventing the iron from being stored as ferritin, and what I can do about it.
Already taking activated B12 + Folate + B6 lozenges. My doctor did not test my B12 level like I asked for, but instead tested Methymalonic Acid (128) and Homocysteine (11.8). Thank you in advance, feeling a bit desperate about what to do.