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So I was having heart palpitations which would sometimes go up to 120bpm but usually doesn't go higher than 110. I saw my doctor and he ran some tests. My labs came back normal and so did my ekg and my chest X-ray. My ferritin levels however were at 13 so my doctor prescribed me iron supplements. So far they have helped with the fatigue and calmed down my head so now when it races it usually goes up to 100 and generally stay around 80-85 which I know is technically normal but not normal for me. Along with this my chest aches.

Long story short I also have anxiety. It's manageable but probably isn't helping the heart rate thing. I just ordered some Passion flower supplements. Has any one tried them? Did they have a sedative effect? Did they negatively affect your heart rate?
I never associated my anxiety/tachycardia with low ferritin, and apparently, my doc never did either, as she tested everything but ferritin levels when I was having serious anxiety/heart palpitations over a year ago. It wasn't until my hair started falling out 3 months ago that I had my levels tested. Iron and hemoglobin normal, but ferritin only 9. My doc insists that it's within normal ranges but suggested I research iron supplements. After doing my own research I discovered that 9 is quite low. After a month of supplementing with lactoferrin, and taking Vit C with a meal of red meat every day (I also have too-low cholesterol, so meat is ok), my hair has stopped falling out and I am starting to feel better. I'm wondering how long I should wait to ask to have my levels tested again. My insurance doesn't consider a ferritin level of 9 to be below normal, so my doctor won't recommend infusions or frequent testing. I'll have to pay for it myself.





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