My chronic ongoing struggle with low ferritin has finally reached the point of pushing me into the anemic range with the low energy and all. The PPI I take because of my EoE is probably interfering with my iron absorption because I consume plenty of iron. It’s gotten to the point where I’m concerned. My last ferritin reading was 7. Yes, 7. The range for women is 30–160 ng/mL and below 50 is considered iron deficiency. No one seems to know how to help me and I can tell it’s impacting me in ways that concern me.
If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears. High dosage iron shots aren’t an option. Neither are supplements unless they are free of everything including fake sugars. I’m looking for baby and child level supplements here because that is all my system seems to handle.
Did anyone ever get iron shots when they were pregnant? I’m wondering if that might be the route to explore and if they are smaller doses than the megadoses they usually give people with iron absorption issues.
It’s so fantastic that every month we spend a small fortune to have health coverage that is useless because there are no doctors, nutritionists, or anyone else who seems capable of helping me. What makes me sad is that this is the norm for so many people in our country – spend a fortune and get no help. What a mess.
(Please note: There is some excellent information the comments!)
UPDATE: THIS was the solution I finally found. This is the first thing that has ever worked for me! It has changed my life! I originally used Spatone Iron Plus – Apple taste with Vitamin C, but that is no longer available. The plain version still is: Spatone 100% Natural Iron Sup 28 Sachet.