Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Iron Deficiency pills?
I was diagnosed with iron deficiency 3 months ago and was instructed to take one 300mg iron pill per day in addition to increasing the amount of iron I receive through diet, which I have been doing every single day for the 3 months.  My iron levels before the diagnosis and treatment was 8 ug/L (where normal is supposed to be 80ug/L to 300 ug/L).  

I was tested again after taking the pills every day for 3 months and my iron levels increased, but not by much. It's now 29ug/L.  My doctor says I need to aim for 200 ug/L range.  The doctor did not seem concerned by the fact that I only had a 21 point increase despite taking THAT much iron every day, but I am concerned.  Should I be concerned or is this normal progression?

Also, the doctor did not mention any concern over another area of my blood test results that seems problematic in my opinion, and would like your opinion. I noticed that since taking the pills, my Neutrophils level increased (they are now considered "High") and my Lymphocytes levels decreased (they are still within normal range but they decreased by 10pts since the original blood test).  Is this something I should worry about?

Thanks in advance!
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
134578 tn?1463413330
Try taking vitamin C with your iron.  It might help absorbtion.
Comment
Cancel
134578 tn?1463413330
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne Pretty sure if baby is a gi... Comment
6 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
7 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
10 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR