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should i be takin 18mg of iron everyday with a ferritin level of 7?

my doc said that my ferritin was 7 but i wasnt anemic yet at 11?
it sounds super low to me but he didnt seem concerned just told me that I could take an iron pill but didnt even tell me what dose, is this low enough to take something or not?

ive also been getting super low blood pressure with it but im not sure if they are connected


i did, and he didnt even tell me a straight answer.//

for this and other reasons im finally finding a new doc tomorrow

just wanted some insight until then

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 PM on Dec. 26, 2010 in Health

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  • I am thinking this is a question you need to ask your doctor.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:49 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Why not alter your diet? Eliminate dairy (it may be leaching iron and other nutrients from your body). Always have a vitamin C source with your iron source; the C increases the absorption of the iron.

    You can find a listing of iron-rich foods here:



    Answer by rkoloms at 6:31 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

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