So I have been pondering two questions lately and this may not be the right group at ask in but I think that everything works together so if one thing is off chances are other are off or will be.
My periods have mostly been heavy and painful and recently I’ve found my iron and ferritin to be low and get even lower during/after my period.
So my primary physician put me on birth control to see if it helped. It did after a month of oure nauseation and sickness. However it was only temporary and ended up having to up the dose due to bleeding sometimes randomly, which im told is normal.
I stopped the birth control and have been eating alot more meat and greens (both previously and currently).
So I am curious if this issue with my iron is in relation to my thyroid issues (previously Graves and currently Hashimotos) and or due to leaky gut (i am taking enzymes after each meal to help break things down), and or could it be an even further issue with something such as pernicious anemia? I have only tested b12 once and will be doing so tomorrow as well as testing for the intrinsic factor and vit D.