The MD checked my Total iron count. The results follow:
Hemoglobin 12 Range ? 12 is low, but I didn't take down the range
Ferritin 8 (10-232)
Iron levels 184. ref ( 40-160)
I have been on supplements for iron for at least 5 years. My hemoglobin went as high as 17. I have been following a gluten free diet for one year. My diet is high in iron containing foods. Yet, my hemoglobin has dropped. Has anyone else had their important nutrient levels actually go down after going gluten free? I am planning to do a Spectra Cell nutrient test soon, to see how my other levels are doing and to fine tune supplements. Can I expect that it will turn around in the future? I remember GottaSki saying her villi damage didn't appear to heal the first or second year. Does it get worse for a while?
Meanwhile, I switched to a different supplement.