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throughout the end of 2017 and the beginning of this year I began to experience anxiety, dizziness and heart palpitations are random times. I never paid much attention to it because it only happened occasionally. Finally, I got the flu at the end of February and my anxiety went through the roof, plus other symptoms like dizziness, brain fog, etc. Finally I got my blood tested and I found out I have low iron. My ferritin level is 15 from the last time I was tested. Now I know this isn't technically considered anaemic but the recommended level is 15-150 which leaves a huge gap, and apparently it dropped quite a bit. Anyways, I've been taking iron supplement pills, 150mg everyday for almost a month. I felt okay for a while, anxiety went down a bit and my dizziness went away. Now I just had my period, it ended a couple days ago and I've been feeling weird Since around my period. Anxiety went up again, started feeling sleepy at random times in the day and now I'm starting to feel weak. I thought i was imagining it because I am very anxious about my health but usually going on a walk reassures me that I have strength and gets rid of my anxiety. I tried going on a walk today but came back feeling significantly more anxious, tired, and weak. I felt like fainting when I was walking and it was very scary. I'm wondering if it's possible that my iron levels became even lower after my period this month, causing me to feel worse even though I have been taking iron supplements. Has anyone had an experience like this before? I'm worried that my body isn't absorbing the iron from the pills and my period has depleted my iron stores even more. I've been feeling generally unwell because of this iron thing for a couple months now, and it's also causing me to feel depressed because I haven't been living life like I used to. I just need some advice and reassurance.
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