Throughout my health journey, I encountered the adverse effects of elevated ferritin,
including heart palpitations, joint and stomach pain. Following hormone therapy after a hysterectomy, I
experienced high testosterone levels, leading to adjustments in pellet dosing. Unsatisfied with the
treatment’s impact, I collaborated with my healthcare provider to transition to low-dose self-
administered testosterone replacement.
Over time, unexplained symptoms persisted, prompting me to seek answers through various medical
tests, all showing normal results. As my heart palpitations worsened, I decided to consult a cardiologist.
Subsequent lab tests, including thyroid, CBC, and Ferritin analysis, revealed an extremely high ferritin
level. Following the cardiologist’s recommendation, therapeutic phlebotomy was suggested, and I
promptly underwent blood donation, which I was able to conveniently do at home as a part of my new
service for patients.
The impact was remarkable. Almost instantly, my stomach pain vanished, heart palpitations ceased, and
my joint discomfort improved significantly. This personal experience has deepened my understanding of
the importance of ferritin level monitoring and the efficacy of therapeutic phlebotomy in mitigating
My journey with high ferritin levels and therapeutic phlebotomy has ignited a passion for raising
awareness about iron overload and its potential effects on health. I am dedicated to sharing my insights
to empower others to recognize and address their symptoms promptly.
Seeking to contribute my knowledge and experience to initiatives aimed at advancing preventive
healthcare and personalized treatment strategies, I am committed to promoting the benefits of
therapeutic phlebotomy as a vital tool in managing high ferritin levels. Through my journey, I emphasize
the importance of patient advocacy and proactive engagement with healthcare providers to achieve
optimal well-being and overall health.
What is Therapeutic phlebotomy?
It is a procedure to remove blood from the body. There are several reasons why this is done. Our main
goal here at IV Drip Ladies is to treat high levels of iron or red blood cells. We will obtain a doctor’s
order from your physician, or a high ferritin level lab test must be given prior to doing this procedure.
What to expect:
Your nurse will prep your vein like IV insertion.
They will insert the needle attached to a bag and remove the appropriate amount of blood per your
The procedure should only take about 15 minutes. It is suggested that you eat and drink prior to the
procedure to prevent side effects such as: feeling lightheaded, dizziness or possible fainting.
You may experience fatigue after the procedure, so we suggest taking it easy for the remainder of the
My main goal here is to educate the public about these possible symptoms caused by hormone
replacement. Please call IV Drip Ladies at 512-856-5106 to book your appointment or you can book online through our
booking link: https://ivdripladies.intakeq.com/booking