I have been iron deficient for at least two years now without realizing it. I was told after the birth of my toddler I was low and took a bottle of Floradix over time and stopped. My blood levels were supposedly normal. However, I have noticed a gradual decline and have been miserable lately (insomnia, heart palpitations, leg cramps, dizziness, short of breath after physical activity, memory problems, cognitive problems, etc.). I went to get my ferritin levels checked after reading about it in a gluten-free book and how low iron can be related to gluten intolerance and celiac. I am not positive about the gluten intolerance but am pretty sure I am so to be on the safe side I am eating gfcf and started taking the Floradix (the yeast free gluten free one) again. However, my ferritin tested at a 17 and although I feel very slightly better, I was wondering if there was anything else anyone could suggest that might work better? I eat a lot of red meat, beans, have been increasing greens, etc. and much of the gf stuff is fortified somewhat.
Has anyone else had a VERY SLOW improvement with Floradix and switched to something better? I would love to find something that didn't require refrigeration also if possible that would really boost my levels so I can feel human again to keep up with the little one!
Thank you so much!