I visited my GP last week to request a blood test to check my iron levels as I have all the symptoms of low iron and very heavy periods. At the same time I asked her to check my B12 and thyroid levels (I’m hypothyroid and on thyroxine). I’m just fed up of feeling rubbish so trying to help myself.
I’ve just phoned for my results and whilst she wouldn’t give them all over the phone she told me they were all normal and no action is required.
However, I kept on about my ferritin levels and she has given me this. My result is 22 and the range is between 15-300! So because I’m within range they think that’s fine and don’t want to treat me but to me this is still very low and too close to the lower range border.
I was just wondering what others think? Surely I would feel better if I was mid range rather than at the bottom end?
Should I supplement myself if my GP won’t give me anything? I already take a multivitamin with iron in even before my blood test was done and have done for years.
If you think I should supplement to boost my levels, is there any particular brand that would be recommended?
Sorry for all the questions. Thanks in advance for any help/advice! 😊
Ps. I know this is a page for thyroid but I also know you are all so good with these other tests and results which go hand in hand with being hypothyroid. So thought this was the best place to ask.