I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.... Back in February 2012 I went to my doctor for a routine follow-up on my BP and some medication changes. I had been very tired and was having some menstrual "irregularities" so I menitoned that I wondered if I could be anemic. She thought that it was plausible and ran some bloodwork. My iron was 74ug/dl despite being on a multi-vitamin with iron. She suggested adding an iron supplement, so I did. A couple of weeks ago she ran some additional b/w and my iron had fallen to 51ug/dl even with the iron supplements. Technically, I'm NOT anemic, but if it falls much more, I will be. What can cause this? (BTW, I'm 44, have hypothyroidism, 2 clotting disorders, have asthma, have high BP, and am not yet menopausal.)
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