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Back in January, I was anaemic with very low iron count (88) and ferritin (9). I took iron tablets and my levels returned to normal after a few months. Since then, I've had 3 different endoscopies and a CT scan, none of which found any cause for the anaemia, so my doctor said we should just monitor it with regular blood tests.
On July 18th, I had my most recent blood test, and my iron count was ok (148) but my ferritin level was borderline (13.5), so I was prescribed more iron tables.
I'm taking 1x322mg ferrous fumarate per day, but this weekend I've started to feel dizzy/light headed and fatigued. It's only been about 4 weeks since my blood test - could my iron levels have really dropped into anaemic levels in such a short time, even while taking iron tablets? Especially since all my tests have shown no internal bleeding.
Not sure if I should go back to the doctor and have my iron levels checked again. I also suffer from anxiety (I was on citalopram before January, but was told to stop taking it when I was diagnosed with anaemia), so I could just be working myself up over nothing.
Anyone else suffered sudden drops in iron levels without any sign of bleeding or known cause for their anaemia?
I'm male, 35, 6'2", 176lbs/80kg.
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