Taking enough Iron?

Discussion in 'Iron' started by the4rojos, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. the4rojos

    the4rojos New Member

    I had a blood test two months ago that showed my Ferritin level at a 2. My hair was falling out in droves and I really went to get my Thyroid checked; turns out I "was" severely anemic. I've been taking an iron supplement for 6 weeks: 120 mg of Ferrous Gluconate a day. This is half of a 240 mg pill since I typically cannot tolerate iron supplements. I'm not sure if this is enough or when I should get my blood tested again. Your thoughts? Thank you!!

    P.s. I originally thought I was losing hair due to my Chi; I thought I was burning my hair. Nope, it was because I had been dieting and was not getting enough iron. I lost 50 lbs., but lots of hair too. My iron level had been apparently going downhill for 15 years.
  2. anu

    anu New Member

    hi is their any improvement in your hair shedding...has it gotten better? please help