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Hi. About 8/9 years ago I started taking Ferrous Sulphate 200mg tablets. At the time I was feeling lethargy and run-down. I mentioned my symptoms to my Mother who said she had suffered similar symptoms when she was younger and got diagnosed with anaemia and recommended iron supplements. On the advice of a pharmacist I started taking the ferrous sulphate tablets and my symptoms went away overnight. I felt generally much better, more focused and and not lethargic at all.
Fast forward a year or so, I went to my GP to see if I could get a an actual anaemia diagnosis to get the pills on prescription. I had a blood test and to my surprise the test came back negative for anaemia.
I stopped taking the FS pills a good few years ago and had actually forgotten about them, but again recently have been feeling incredibly lethargic and nothing had been making me feel better. I recently started taking the FS pills again and again an immediate improvement, no lethargy; far more alert; getting a lot more done in the day and feeling much happier.
So my question is, does anyone have a similar experience. Can an anaemia diagnosis be missed in a blood test & should I keep self-medicating if it seems to be working. Am only taking one 200mg pill per day.
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