Low iron symptoms, normal hemoglobin??

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Been feeling low iron symptoms for a few years, started taking iron supps in September last year even tho hgb was 12.5. Now my hgb is 13.9 but I feel worse and worse every month. After every period I always feel 5x worse than I did before. Cold, pale, easily bruised, pins & needles 24/7, headaches, general weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, leg pains, pain in bones, brittle nails, I’ve fainted couple times before, etc. I’ve been doing blood tests for years and they’re always “normal “ yet I haven’t felt better or normal in a really long time. 

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    Hi I reckon probably not an Iron issue, my Iron levels run about 12.5 or there abouts, mine never rise due to Rheumatoid arthritis, you have different measurements for Iron there's what's in the blood and there's your Iron store the ferritin store, vitamin B12 is involved in Anaemia, many things could cause tiredness and fatigue, have you had all the tests for pernicious anaemia etc?, you can actually have too much Iron with probably same symptoms as not enough its dangerous too have to much Iron.

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      I have symptoms of low ferritin such as ringing in my ears etc. my ferritin levels were not tested. I’ve tried to stop taking iron supps to see if I may be taking too much but when I go a long time without taking pills I feel absolutely horrible and very weak. 
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    Hi many vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause symptoms your describing, check out vitamin and mineral deficiencies online things like magnesium and vitamin D3 etc.
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    Have you checked your iron and ferritin levels? Anaemia is diagnosed from Hgb and Iron Deficiency Anaemia is diagnosed from iron and  sometimes ferritin. IDA is not always looked for but can cause the symptoms. 

    Also so ask for vitamin d, b12 and folate tested. Be sure to get a copy of the results because the can be in range but still cause symptoms. 

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