CAN'T ABSORB IRON, HYPERTHYROID, LACK OF ENERGY
I've been struggling with low ferritin for over a year now. Despite being on a high dose of iron pills since January, my ferritin levels haven't budged. I feel terrible all the time and can't get out of bed most of the day, hair loss etc. I've stayed clear of all the foods that inhibit iron absorption, I've taken blackstrap molasses along with my pills, I've gone on a gluten free diet and nothing has helped. I am also hypothyroid and was reading that people with thyroid problems have decreased stomach acid which causes iron deficiency so I decided to try to take HCL supplements. I took one and had horrible, painful gas (even in my chest) for a day straight. I'm not sure if I should continue. I know if there is burning of any sort, you are supposed to stop but I didn't see anything about gas. Also, I was thinking about taking apple cider vinegar with my pills but don't know if I drink it WITH the pills. Can long term used of ACV cause any PH problems in the body? I'm a little leary of doing this long term. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and if you could provide some input on this matter, it would be greatly appreciated!