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My ferritin is at 14. I had to stop taking iron tablets before due to daily extreme migraines. Do I have to take the tablets at a level of 14?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Find the cause

It's most important that you figure out the reason that you are iron-deficient.
If you are a vegetarian, please reconsider -- it's not as healthy as you've been told. I trust you've been screened for GI loss / cancer. If you cannot tolerate the oral Rx (it's nasty), ask about the injections. They work and help lots of people.

In brief: Find the cause

It's most important that you figure out the reason that you are iron-deficient.
If you are a vegetarian, please reconsider -- it's not as healthy as you've been told. I trust you've been screened for GI loss / cancer. If you cannot tolerate the oral Rx (it's nasty), ask about the injections. They work and help lots of people.
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