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What is your hemoglobin, iron, TIBC, ferritin level like?
Please let me know.
I would appreciate it if you could provide me more information on the questions that I have asked above.
MIldy low, yes but at the bottom end of the acceptable range. I also experience symptoms of iron deficiency at this range: fatigue, back ache and muscle aches, difficulty concentrating, pale skin, dark rings under eyes. I usually have parenteral iron repletion therapy as up till now I have been unable to tolerate oral iron. Although now I am able to tolerate Sodium Feredetate (Sytron) I have avoided an iron infusion this time - Usually 500mg Ferrinject about every 3 months. The underlying cause (IBD) is being treated now. My HB is the best its been in years (never above 12) but Iron stores are low.
I am experiencing back pain lately, since taking the Sytron and I wonder if this is a side effect of iron repletion or a symptom of deficiency?