I'm been watching for someone to talk about ferrotin levels, just never got around to doing it myself, part of that being anemic.
I too am anemic and I started oral iron capsules (ferrex) which for some reason my body rejects as my doctor says "the modality" not the iron that was the problem. (Any form of iron inn vitamins or Rx is too much for my belly to process). My LLMD suggested that I have IV iron once a week for 6-8 weeks and then 1 monthly for 1 year or as my lab tests show as needed.
My LLMD actually found the babesia because no other docs could find the source of my anemia. I was having seizure like activity at night, severe leg/foot cramps and such fatigue, until I started the babesia TX with mepron/zithro and I've had my first IV of iron.
I could not believe how much better I felt after the IV iron! Woh, Baby, catch me if you can! I felt great for about 3 days. I'm slowing down again and I can see that I'm on the right path.
My LLMD said as long as I have the babs in my body attacking my red blood cells I will continue to have anemia. It makes sence to me.