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I HAVE IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AND HAVE TO TAKE IV FERRITIN TREATMENTS

Posted by @midgette in Just Want to Talk, Apr 17, 2012

I HAVE IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AND HAVE TO TAKE IV FERRITIN TREATMENTS EACH WEEK. USUALLY I GO FOR THREE MONTHS, OFF THREE MONTHS, BACK ON FOR THREE MONTHS. THIS LAST TIME, MY VALUES WERE IN THE UPPER NORMAL RANGE BUT MY DOCTOR WANTED ME TO CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER THREE MONTHS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE GONE WEEKLY FOR SIX MONTHS STRAIGHT. WHEN MY VALUES CAME BACK, MY FERRITIN LEVEL WAS 600-----3 TIMES THE NORMAL HIGH. I HAD COMPLAINED THAT I WAS STARTING TO FEEL BAD AGAIN, BUT MY DOCTOR INSISTS ON CHECKING MY BLOOD AND IRON ONLY EVERY THREE MONTHS. HE USUALLY RAISES IT TO TWICE THE NORMAL.....THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT HAS BEEN 3 TIMES. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THIS. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM OR ANY SUGGESTIONS. THANK YOU!

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