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Very Low Ferritin
  1. #1
    percy Guest

    Default Very Low Ferritin

    I've been having problems with hair loss. Nothing dramatic, but a
    concern as it's been going on for a while. Was tested for testosterone,
    DHEAs and ferritin. The first two were normal, ferritin was very low.

    I'm sensitive/allergic to ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate. Mild
    histamine response, nausea, diarrhea. My mother told me the Flintstones
    vitamins I took as a kid for a summer caused horrible mood swings. I
    really don't need that, my attitude is bad enough now as it is.
    I now have a 'scrip for ferrous fumarate and I don't want to take it.

    Anybody have any suggestions to raise ferritin levels? I already eat
    lots of meat...I like liver...

    This has been a lifelong problem. Would ending monthly cycles result in
    less iron loss?

    Vicki

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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Very Low Ferritin

    x-no-archive: yes

    percy wrote:
    > I've been having problems with hair loss. Nothing dramatic, but a
    > concern as it's been going on for a while. Was tested for testosterone,
    > DHEAs and ferritin. The first two were normal, ferritin was very low.
    >
    > I'm sensitive/allergic to ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate. Mild
    > histamine response, nausea, diarrhea. My mother told me the Flintstones
    > vitamins I took as a kid for a summer caused horrible mood swings. I
    > really don't need that, my attitude is bad enough now as it is.
    > I now have a 'scrip for ferrous fumarate and I don't want to take it.
    >
    > Anybody have any suggestions to raise ferritin levels? I already eat
    > lots of meat...I like liver...
    >
    > This has been a lifelong problem. Would ending monthly cycles result in
    > less iron loss?


    You should have a pituitary adrenal workup, and also have your 25(OH)D
    (vitamin D) checked.

    See if you can get midnight salivary, 24 hour urinary free urinary
    cortisol, cortisol binding globulin, 4 p.m. ACTH (requires special
    handling) and 4 p.m. serum cortisol.

    DM and hypercortisolemia often go hand in hand, and low ferritin is a
    very common occurrence.

    Susan

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    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

    Default Re: Very Low Ferritin

    Vickie we inherit the hair gene from our mothers side. Female pattern
    baldness is very common today Have you looked at your ancestors, My
    mother lost a lot of hair and mine has thinned out, but nothing drastic.

    Is it falling out in clumps, If so it could be alopecia

    Loretta.


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