Is this low iron. Doctors aren't helpful.

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Hi everyone

I've been suffering with severe nausea,twitching muscles,lightheaded feelings,palpitations and a very tight chest also muscles in my legs hurt. Unfortunately I've got a few Digestive problems too. I am feeling really ill. Any advice welcome x

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    are your poops soft and floaty, oily? If so, get your self into the docs fast and get tested for celiac disease.  There is a forum here for it too.  Not an active one but it exists.
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      Hi Dee

      I've been taking ferrous fumarate 210mg twice a day all this year for low ferritin. Prescribed. My levels have ranged from 18 to 17 to 24, tested every 3 months. My periods are extremely heavy and I have small fibroids. My poops are black and soft. Yeuk. Does this mean the iron isn't being absorbed? Do you know the difference between ferrous fumarate and sulphate? I expected constipation with the iron supplement but never had that.

      Thanks for any thoughts you may have

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    Morning Michelle,

    Hope you are feeling a bit better than last week. Did you go for your blood tests? I guess you won't have your results yet. x

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      Hi Masie

      I haven't made an appointment yet but I did ring the reception to ask and was told all ok. I will ask for a printed copy I think. How have you been this week? Xx

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      It's frustrating isn't it, when you feel so ill and the receptionist tells you all your tests are normal.

      Yes it's good to have a printed copy of your results, not all of it makes sense, but you can then compare levels next time. I don't think our GP's always have the time to do this.

      I've had a good week thanks, dreading period time next week though. I'm going to doctors tomorrow to ask if I can try  tranexamic acid to lessen the flow.

      Take care xx

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