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ferritin question

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gardenis Mon 21-Mar-16 16:37:56

Just wondering if it's likely that I could be feeling some iron deficiency symptoms with a fairly good level eg 50? Or is it usually nearer 20? I'm getting a test later in the week and been feeling weak and breathless over the last 2-3 months esp after periods. It had dropped from over 100 last May to 80 about 6 months ago but I've been having heavy periods.

There could be other reasons for this which obviously I will investigate but I wondered if anyone has found raising up over 70 from a medium level helps with weakness and fatigue? I know over 70 is 'normal'.

I'd been on iron tablets previously but stopped when it got to 130 last year.

Just having a frustrating day with tiredness.

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