AKD

497d

Have you tried iron supplements for CFS? Did they help? What was your ferritin level prior to taking them?

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    • Jlync80

      490d

      I take magnesium and a multivitamin, I like prenatals the most. Drs have me on loritab and just started Ritalin for energy but was taking Kratom for a few months. I recommend ur medical marijuana card and use flower at night. The Kratom seriously helped me w energy. Gotta watch how much u take tho, if 2 much u can crash more often. I tried D, D-ribose and a good B12 from my Health food store and they didn't do anything for me. All my vitamin levels are perfect.

    • Akashiva

      497d

      Never been tested for iron but I found out I was low on vitamin D and that helped a bit with supplements, though I’m still tired most of the time I’m more alert than I was

    • Kendra363

      497d

      I take iron but it's because I donate blood. I don't notice a difference. I would say though if your considering it, give it a try. If it doesn't help at least you can rule it out. I have tried a few different vitamins. Some help and some don't.

    • chronicallyfab

      497d

      I tried standard iron in the 65mg dose and it always drove my ferritin levels through the rough and made me feel sick. About a month ago I started trying a prenatal iron supplement because it’s in a lower dosage and is designed to be easy on the digestive tract. I have noticed a little less “fogginess” and have felt noticeably better since starting it. It definitely didn’t resolve any issues but it brought some much appreciated relief. I alternate between 16.5mg and 33mg every day and it has been helpful so far. I’m going to the doctor next week to see how it has effected my ferritin levels.

      • AKD

        497d

        @chronicallyfab thanks you for that info! Do you remember what your starting ferritin was? That is my number that is lower and I've read how that can cause a lot of symptoms

    • Belugabear

      497d

      Are you on any steroid medications? My cortisol levels were really low from being in one. If not it still might be worth getting your cortisol levels checked! I know it’s not a supplement but I love telling everyone with CFS to get it checked! But to your original question, I had low iron too and I’m on supplants for it. I noticed a slight difference but nothing major, but anything to chip away I guess!

    • Squeak1

      497d

      I am on iron and my ferritin level are fine, however my RBC count is still low. Taking iron has helped with some of the fatigue but I am still very exhausted

    • Jlync80

      490d

      I take magnesium and a multivitamin, I like prenatals the most. Drs have me on loritab and just started Ritalin for energy but was taking Kratom for a few months. I recommend ur medical marijuana card and use flower at night. The Kratom seriously helped me w energy. Gotta watch how much u take tho, if 2 much u can crash more often. I tried D, D-ribose and a good B12 from my Health food store and they didn't do anything for me. All my vitamin levels are perfect.

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