Gosh, I'm so confused. I'm 61 years old, female. I think I may have caused big problems by taking iron recently. My ferritin hangs around 40. My iron saturation is frequently 55 percent or higher. My TIBC and UIBC are always very low.
However, my doctor would like my ferritin to be over 50. I find that the more iron I take, the more fatigued, depressed I get -- and I have positively correlated iron intake with a very irritated bladder condition. (IC). So many other blogs encourage really keeping those ferritin levels high. Is there any reliable data or info that can help me sort this out?