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I'm new here so please forgive me if this has been posted before!
I've just been to see a GP in Germany (l'm studying abroad this year, usually in the UK) about my worries about low iron levels. I've been tested for anaemia before but only haemoglobin-wise, not for the levels of ferritin and the like that I've been reading about here, if that makes sense. I've been having chest pains for the past couple of weeks and some other symptoms before that, but I wondered if it sounds like iron deficiency or something else. I get really bad health anxiety so doctors tend to dismiss me even when I'm genuinely concerned about something.
Have been vegetarian for 4 years and was pescetarian for years before that
Mum was anaemic when she was pregnant with me and so was my brother when he was younger (he had loads of nosebleeds, though)
I used to have quite heavy periods but have been taking the pill since Janua this year so they're now vaguely normal
Fatigue (can't function without napping)
Restless legs at night
Looking pale (grey/blue bags under my eyes)
Pins and needles in my hands and feet more often than usual
Feeling breathless + chest pains
I'm going for a blood test next Tuesday but I have no idea if these symptoms are anxiety or not. Can anyone relate to this or is there anything else I should know?
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