Why has my ferritin gone down whilst on treatment?


Q: I've been on Ferrous Gluconate for 3 months now after suffering many symptoms of low iron. My blood test results showed my heamoglobin at 11.6 and my ferritin at 56. So not iron deficient but suffering signs and a family history so they put me on the medication. After feeling a ton better I had follow up blood tests last week and they show that my ferritin levels are now 36 and heamoglobin 11.4 so my levels have all dropped whilst on the medication. Whilst I realise I am not aneamic, this doesn't seem right and I'm confused

Symptoms:  Tiredness, dizziness, poor concentration, headaches

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