Yesterday I asked my doctor about taking iron supplements as I have read that people with CFS should not have ferritin levels below 50. Mine usually goes anywhere from 27 to 32. My doctor advised me that they have rethought ferritin levels and now consider lower levels to be a deficiency which in the past they didn't. It used to be that anything over 15 was considered "normal" and not a problem to be corrected. I received my lab results this afternoon with a ferritin level of 48, along with a message that I am Iron Deficient. So now I need to increase my ferritin to around 100. Anything below 100 is considered "possible deficiency". Wouldn't it be something if all along my problem was iron, not CFS. I'm not getting my hopes up because they have been dashed too many times. But, d*mn it feels good to finally get a test result that shows that something isn't "normal" for a change!!! Even if I could get a 25% improvement in energy I would be so incredibly happy. I go back in three months for a recheck so I'll let you all know how that turns out and if I notice any improvement at all.