Iron Supplements for Fibromyalgia

Iron Supplements for Fibromyalgia

When I got the results back from my iron blood test a while back, the doctor told me that I was within in normal range, though on the lower end of the spectrum. So do I need iron supplements for my fibromyalgia?

ComponentYour ValueStandard Range
FERRITIN24.7 ng/mL8.0 – 388.0 ng/mL
IRON62 mcg/dL50 – 170 mcg/dL
TRANSFERRIN413.0 mg/dL200.0 – 360.0 mg/dL
T.IRON BINDING CAP615 mcg/dL250 – 400 mcg/dL
% SATURATION10 %15 – 50 %

However, she also said that many of my symptoms, including the crazy burning pain sensations and involuntary flailing of my legs (RLS) seemed to indicate I was deficient. So despite low but normal results, her recommendation was this:

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