Anxiety and Anemia

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i have really bad anxiety, which i assume is associated with my anemia. i have read this online before. Im currently on iron supplements and im wondering.... once the anemia gets better will my anxiety go away?

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    So sorry you are suffering from Anemia. I had Anemia last year. Lots of lousy symptoms. Extra fatigue. Sleep doesn't seem to help. Light headed a dizzy, awful. Lastly, anxiety. My M.D. put me on a low dose of the non habit forming meds. Did wonders. I eventually had my severely enlarged spleen removed. That did the trick. I felt much better within days of the surgery and my hemoglobin is now normal. Find out why you are.anemic. There is a reason!

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    Yes, anxiety can be linked to severe anemia. I had extremely low levels of iron last year and developed terrible anxiety and low mood. I was not able to take prescription iron and ended up having an endoscopy and colonoscopy. Nothing apart from a hiatal hernia found and eventual conclusion was heavy, fibroid linked periods. Dr put me on a low dose of anxiety meds and I started taking iron water and iron tablets. A year later and I'm back to my old self, with near normal iron levels and no fatigue or anxiety! So don't worry, see your gp and keep taking the iron; it can take quite a few months to improve.

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    I have severe anemia and my chest is hurting so much they put me on an ECG at the weekend but all was ok but said it must be anxiety. It feels as though something heavy is on my chest all the time. Is that how you feel?

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      kind of. when i have my anxiety attacks i definetly have chest tightness. when its just normal though, im just really shaky and im so stressed and worried about everything. its just not going away

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