I noticed an improvement within 3 days of starting to supplement ferritin after increased shedding and getting my blood levels checked. My iron levels were fine, but ferritin was about what yours is.
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I've been trying to solve the mysteries of hair loss caused by low ferritin levels as well. There are some commenters on hair loss forums who are having great success with raising their ferritin levels quickly with iron supplements, vitamin C supplements and lysine supplements. I haven't been able to find much info on lysine's role in iron metabolism. According to the "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" book, lysine deficiency can result in anemia and hair loss. Perhaps it is needed for a carrier protein?
Make sure to ask for all your numbers printed out, so you can analyze them yourself. I personally wouldn't just go on the word of a doc that "isn't concerned". You are concerned, and that should be enough. And many people are happy with being "not sick", but they may not really be healthy, and doctors can fall right into that groove with their patients. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great doctors in the world, but you still have to advocate strongly for yourself. It sounds like you are doing that, for the most part.
Good luck, and keep pushing forward with this.
Last edited by k-del; 09-01-2014 at 10:08 PM.