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A 19-year-old female asked:

Iron level was at 20 then took iron pills to 51. stopped taking them, feeling dizzy/weird. could i have lowered again? should i keep taking them?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is serious: If you have iron deficiency anemia, and are a young woman with monthly blood loss as the cause, you have a duty to manage your anemia responsibly or you're going to make yourself seriously sick. Continue taking the iron Rx until your physician tells you to stop, and ask to be checked for gastrointestinal loss (ulcer, hookworm, other serious illness).
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