Very Low ferritin- breathlessness

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RandomlyChosenName Mon 23-Mar-20 10:08:32

Does anyone know if having very low ferritin levels (was 8 when last checked) makes you more at risk? It does and has been causing normal breathlessness since about Christmas. I was having investigations to try and find a reason for it, but nothing found yet (was meant to get rechecked in April, but obviously put that on hold).

Also I have asthma. It is/was well controlled (I was struck off flu jab list last year).

And have anxiety which is causing breathlessness too, which doesn’t help!

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tobee Tue 24-Mar-20 15:12:11

Hi! I'm not sure about low ferritin related breathlessness makes you more at risk but having experienced similar levels of ferritin and breathlessness I know how horrible it feels in normal times.

Presumably you are on meds? I found mine kicked in reasonably soon and I began to feel better.

You could ring your gp for advice but also I found pacing myself and being gentle with myself helped.


tobee Tue 24-Mar-20 15:13:41

For the anxiety I've found listening to meditation videos on YouTube very helpful. They tend to have long sections on breathing as well.

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