How common are these low blood iron issues in ME/CFS patients and could they be contributing to our symptoms?
@xploit316, I thought I answered you on this but now I remember I started to research it and got lost down the rabbit hole.
Years ago, I had read that only some bacteria and cancers feed on iron but not viruses.
However, when you posted that question to me, I then started to search for "iron and viruses" and started to see some mention that talked about the covid and iron. That's when I got mentally lost because I couldn't figure out how/why they were saying covid was using the iron.
Anyway, at that point, my brain started to seek the path of least resistance and I moved onto something else probably intending to come back and answer you.
Unfortunately, the brain forecast today is still foggy. I'm putting this on watch though and if I do get a clearer moment maybe I can come back to this topic again. Hopefully.