Iron stores down after 3 months on Iron.

Discussion in 'Iron' started by tonga4147, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. tonga4147

    tonga4147 New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I am new here and am wondering how it is even possible for my Ferritin numbers to go down while taking 325 mg of Iron twice a day for three months. When I started it was at 12 and now it is at 6. I have severe hair loss and between Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Anemia/low Iron it is no wonder I am practically bald. I am upset about this and at a loss as to what to do. Thank you for listening to me. I just needed to vent a little.

    Tonga
  2. Deborah

    Deborah New Member

    We are warriors together

    Regarding iron deficiency -- my advice is to see a specialist - even a pharmacist- soon as you can. Insist these levels be normalized. Newer research says that normal iron levels are too low and should be considerably higher. Never give up - draw in your power and take steps to balance iron, thyroid and hormones.
    I'll let you know when our research produces helpful guidelines.
    There must be a way through this if we do our part to gather the current knowledge available -- stem cell applications- blood platelet stimulation -- we are on the verge of new discovery.
  3. ForeverBlue

    ForeverBlue New Member

    I can relate to the frustrating hair loss from thyroid issues. I had beautiful hair until i was diagnosed Hypothyoid 2 years ago. My hair has been falling out ever since. I was told it would stop once i got on medication, didn't. I was told it would start growing back once i got on medication, didn't.

    I have been on 5 different medications, and doses for 2 years, and no matter what i do, it won't stop falling out. Everybody else i know that has thyroid problems has nice hair. I stopped even mentioning it to the doctor when i go, because all i hear is, it's just hair, don't worry, it will grow back. Or even worse, they just laugh.

    I wouldn't feel so bad if i was losing my hair from a disease that had no cure, but thyroid disease is treatable !!!!! So ok, i have to lose my hair from a treatable disease ???? That just shouldn't happen. This has totally ruined my life, my marriage, and my self esteem.

    I hope you find something soon to help get your levels up. It's horrible when everything you try just doesn't help. Take care.
  4. Deborah

    Deborah New Member

    About your thyroid diagnosis

    Perhaps the issue isn't thyroid. This could be other things -- get a workup with a naturopath - a physician with great sensitivity to hormonal balance and natural remedies. Take action to become unentangled from a negative outcome
    Your life is worth the effort -- you are a sacred, precious Being.
    See what else is possible.
  5. mimz II

    mimz II New Member

    low iron too after medication

    Gosh, the same thing happened to me. I just checked my levels two weeks ago and they went down 50% after prescription supplementation. She was like it's still within normal range--my point is not the number, but the fact that it decreased WITH supplementation. Something is wrong. I called today because the medication she called in is out of stock--I need to find the nerve to straight up ask for a) more testing to see if I have malabsorption problems and/or b) get an infusion. I'm tired of playing around. this is serious.

    i wish you luck. i know how frustrating this is.
  6. Emma Jo

    Emma Jo New Member

    I know this is a post from April but hopefully someone sees this! I have had the same thing happen. I also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and have been taking synthroid for about 8 years. I also have very low serum ferritin. I have been taking ferrex forte plus 150 (she told me to take 2 but I have only taken one daily) for the last 12 mos. I have my levels checked every 3-4 months and as of Monday they are still in the 20's!! ARGH! I was at the endo yesterday and she wants to check me for Celiac since there has been no change with iron pills. I have read a lot today about blackstrap molasses and I am going to try that. Maybe for some reason I will have a better outcome trying that. Has anyone else tried that or have any other suggestions for me. I am a nutritionist (BS degree) and have worked in the field for over 12 years. You would think I could figure this hair loss thing out if it is related to my diet/deficiencies but I am just as confused. The only time I have not shed a lot was when I was pregnant three years ago. My hair loss was about 15 or so hairs a day from about my second month of pregnancy to about 2 mo after he was born. Then about 6-9 months post baby it was goodbye hair!! Other than that it has been from about 22-23 years of age to current (38)! Is there any hope??!!