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Where's my period gone? Low iron related?

(8 Posts)
MoreSnowPlease Tue 28-Jul-15 23:21:55

My ferritin level was borderline, I've been having loads of awful symptoms but my periods were normal for me (very heavy). I started taking iron and some symptoms have improved dramatically but my periods seem to have gone very light???I assume it's related as it happened at the same time, but I've never had an even remotely light or normal period and now last few months they've been barely there. Anyone know if it could be related to iron? Has my iron gone so low that my body's trying to keep hold of it's stores?

gnushoes Tue 28-Jul-15 23:28:06

How old are you Ferritin? Anaemia and then periods going very light might be perimenopausal and it can happen at all sorts of ages.

gnushoes Tue 28-Jul-15 23:28:36

Not Ferritin - doh, sorry snow

MoreSnowPlease Tue 28-Jul-15 23:30:21


GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 28-Jul-15 23:39:29

I think low ferritin can cause heavy periods. And then you get into an ever worsening loop.

MoreSnowPlease Tue 28-Jul-15 23:48:45

Yes maybe that's why I've felt so shit as mine are usually very very heavy. But its like it's got so bad that my body can't lose anymore blood and shut them down....

FabULouse Wed 29-Jul-15 03:12:03

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MoreSnowPlease Wed 29-Jul-15 11:18:45

No it is there its just very light

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