Really trying to get a handle on my health this year, so am going to try to ask my gp for iron supplements. My ferritin level was 25 in November (it was 15 the previous year and 5 when it was first taken, the year before that). So it goes up by about 5 points a year. I currently take Solgar gentle iron (20mg a day) as I tried to usual tablets from my previous doctor a few years ago and they had such nasty side effects that I had to stop taking them.
Anyway, I would like to get my iron levels up by taking ferrous gluconate (which is supposed to be easier on the stomach with less constipating effects). However, i'm worried that because my ferritin is in range that my doctor won't prescribe them. Does anybody have any evidence that they can send me that states that ferritin levels should be higher than 25 in order for levothyroxine to work properly?
Also, if he does prescribe them when should I take them as I've read that iron supplements interfere with levo absorption?!