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Hello, I would like to post a new question and ask if anyone has experienced increased anxiety and depression with low iron. I have had symptoms of low iron for years but my hemoglobin was always normal so never was anemic and didn't realize that you could be low in iron without being anemic. After requestion an iron panel I could put my ferritin was a 10 and my iron serum and iron saturation was also low. Below the range. The reason why I requested it was because I had been going thru a really stressful period in my life and my anxiety sky rocketed and developed a serious depression. To me it didn't seem right, like I couldn't understand why I was freaking out so badly. I felt really really awful I can't describe it. I started taking floradix and started to feel a littl little better but I think the extra herbs and vitamins may have been exciting my nerves so I stopped floradix and started taking ferrochel iron because I read it was most easily absorbed. I also started taking 200 mg of chelated magnesium at that time because magnesium is great for the nerves and it certain I'm deficient especially since I'm deficient in iron. I feel that I am slowly getting better , I haven't done any new blood work. I do have somewhat heavy periods so that scares me now. I am tired, irritable, moody, tight chest feeling, shortness of breath, and although my racing heart has calmed down and my anxiety is getting better the depression is lingering and I'm tired of it. Its like feeling so bad physically made me mentally messed up. Has anyone had any similar experiences and can you tell me how long it took you to feel better. I'm sorry for the long post but I am looking for some reassurance. I truly believe vitamin and mineral deficiencies are the root of most of our problems so I'm trying to figure mine out and am slowly seeing progress but it's all so overwhelming.
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