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After terrible hair loss just over a year ago my GP carried out lots of blood and thyroid checks and found nothing wrong so referred me to Dermatology at the local hospital. I was diagnosed with female pattern hair loss and the consultant said that my ferritin level was a bit low at 28mcgs/L when it should be around 70. So i bought my own iron supplement - liquid feroglobin which seemed to help and the hair loss slowed and i started getting new growth around the hair line. About a month ago the hair loss seemed to start increasing again so my GP tested my blood and my ferritin was now at 60. She prescribed ferrous fumerate 210mg tablets which i have been taking for 3-4 weeks. However the hair loss is now awful, its coming out in my hands, my plug blocks with it and i have to comb it off my bedroom floor every day. I am now panicking and i'm worried all my new growth is going to disappear as well. How can this be? Surely it cant be the sudden increase of iron? I'm feeling i should perhaps stop taking it. Can anyone suggest what might be going on. Thanks.
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