*sigh* Today I sat in the dermatologist's office today receive a large number of injections to my scalp....because I have a 3 x 3cm new patch. My last bald patch activity was in December of 2009.
The derm. I met with today asked me about my ferritin levels. Last tested I was an......11. :(
Prior to that I was at 14. Before that, under 10.
She stressed the importance of trying to up my levels...she said a good number would be 70. :(
I would be happy just getting half way there if it were possible. I take Ultimate Iron which is an animal based supplement. Obviously it hasn't been enough. I eat a lot of iron rich food as well.
Now, is there something else I should be doing? Other than eating steak every day?! Should I be taking a prescription iron? I am going to call my ND and also ask her advice. Your experiences and thoughts are more than welcome!