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Iron deficiency

H_wrightington

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Hi all.
For about a month and a half now, I have been lightheaded/dizzy almost every day, frequent headaches, and extreme fatigue around 2 pm every day despite sleeping well every night. I also get restless legs when trying to fall asleep at night.

Does anyone here have iron deficiency or anemia? I have looked it up and what I have been experiencing matches up almost perfectly to symptoms of low iron. I also stopped taking my birth control after 10+ years about a month and a half ago and I know my birth control pills contained iron.

I got blood work done on Wednesday and am anxiously awaiting the results. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance!
 

BenAnxiety

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Hi all.
For about a month and a half now, I have been lightheaded/dizzy almost every day, frequent headaches, and extreme fatigue around 2 pm every day despite sleeping well every night. I also get restless legs when trying to fall asleep at night.

Does anyone here have iron deficiency or anemia? I have looked it up and what I have been experiencing matches up almost perfectly to symptoms of low iron. I also stopped taking my birth control after 10+ years about a month and a half ago and I know my birth control pills contained iron.

I got blood work done on Wednesday and am anxiously awaiting the results. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance!
I had bloods taken 2 months ago and was deficient in both iron and folate. I would often get periods of tiredness during the day and I would get headaches. I was put on ferrous fumarate for 2 months and only this week had more bloods taken which came back with my iron back at normal levels and the tiredness has gone.

I still get headaches but that's probably because I'm extremely anxious about my throat at the minute.
 

Danny1001

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The lightheaded feeling I get Every day and I don’t have iron deficiency lightheadedness I believe can be a major anxiety symptoms I live with it all the time and I’ve exhausted every effort to figure out what’s causing it to no avail good to get the blood test and see what the iron comes back like but honestly your symptoms could also be anxiety that’s a tough part good luck


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juma khamis

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Well i get all the symptoms you mentioned bt haven't done any test yet... Bt seems like anxiety is the root here..
 
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