Argh. Rather annoyed at the moment. After last phlebotomy (26th Sept) - ferritin was 52. Blood test 5 weeks later - it was 72. (31st Oct) I saw GI consultant on 13th Dec, and had a blood test done - but guess what wasn't tested for? The ferritin that is my marker point to know if I need another pint taken from me. That coupled with the pillar to post aspect of having to dial 3 different numbers (pathology/my GP/consultant secretary) to try and get anywhere near the results - to then be told I couldn't be given the results out over the phone - even though I'm the patient calling up on behalf of.. well.. myself - has just put me into a mood of frustration. 3 different numbers? And not given any form of results? Even though I'm calling up about me? Gah - I'm feeling the effects of my ferritin level rebuilding so am more "tired" and "irritable" again.. :/ And the only reason it was seemingly a small jump in those first 5 weeks - I have been primarily limiting the red meat/alcohol consumption - with the occasional bit now and again. Had more in the last 2 months than them 5 weeks that's for sure - so I'd be hazarding a guess that I'm now up to 110-130, and could do with another draw :/ Probably better pushing for a blood test early on into the new year.