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OK, my story.
I had been told my ferritin was low about 5 years ago but i don't know what it was and no treatment was prescribed. Since around November I started having major panic attacks but looking back they were always related to over exerting myself like working out or not eating and running around. I was under a lot of stress but felt more like the stress was coming from the inside out. You know what I mean like I knew something was wrong with me which made feel more unstable about my environment. I got sick for about a month, I had strep throat then a cold then the flu. I recovered physically but never felt the same again. My head is constantly spinning. I feel SO dizzy I barely ever drive because it scares me. I also feel like I have major depression now, partly because everyone is telling me I can't have symptoms from low ferritin. Its been so long since I've felt "normal" I went to an Endo because my doc said I just need antidepressants. He fund my ferritin was at 8, my vit D was a little low and my cortisol was slightly up. My thyroid was fine although he said it did feel swollen. HE gave me Conison Caps (110 mg iron 2 x day) and wants me to come back in 3 months. We figured since I do have heavy periods this is the cause. My reg. doc. wants to put me on BC pills and stop the iron sup after 1 month. I want to continue the iron but I've been on it for two weeks with no improvement. I know it can take awhile but why can't I just have the injections? or infusion? Anyone know a doc in southern california that will do the injections? Does anyone see the benefits of injection over pills? I can't imagine going through this dizziness and depression any longer. Am I normal for feeling this way with a ferritin of 8? Will it get better because I'm starting to think I need to check in to the looney bin! Should I try BC pills? Should I try antidepressants? Anyone else on antidepressents? They scare the heck out of me, I feel like they will mess with head and make me feel altered or "high". Plus what I've read online about them people end up worse then before they took them with all the side effects.

ANY ADVISE WILL HELP! THIS BOARD HAS HELPED ALOT ALREADY!!!!
[QUOTE=sfish2257;3518737]OK, my story.
I had been told my ferritin was low about 5 years ago but i don't know what it was and no treatment was prescribed. Since around November I started having major panic attacks but looking back they were always related to over exerting myself like working out or not eating and running around. I was under a lot of stress but felt more like the stress was coming from the inside out. You know what I mean like I knew something was wrong with me which made feel more unstable about my environment. I got sick for about a month, I had strep throat then a cold then the flu. I recovered physically but never felt the same again. My head is constantly spinning. I feel SO dizzy I barely ever drive because it scares me. I also feel like I have major depression now, partly because everyone is telling me I can't have symptoms from low ferritin. Its been so long since I've felt "normal" I went to an Endo because my doc said I just need antidepressants. He fund my ferritin was at 8, my vit D was a little low and my cortisol was slightly up. My thyroid was fine although he said it did feel swollen. HE gave me Conison Caps (110 mg iron 2 x day) and wants me to come back in 3 months. We figured since I do have heavy periods this is the cause. My reg. doc. wants to put me on BC pills and stop the iron sup after 1 month. I want to continue the iron but I've been on it for two weeks with no improvement. I know it can take awhile but why can't I just have the injections? or infusion? Anyone know a doc in southern california that will do the injections? Does anyone see the benefits of injection over pills? I can't imagine going through this dizziness and depression any longer. Am I normal for feeling this way with a ferritin of 8? Will it get better because I'm starting to think I need to check in to the looney bin! Should I try BC pills? Should I try antidepressants? Anyone else on antidepressents? They scare the heck out of me, I feel like they will mess with head and make me feel altered or "high". Plus what I've read online about them people end up worse then before they took them with all the side effects.

ANY ADVISE WILL HELP! THIS BOARD HAS HELPED ALOT ALREADY!!!![/QUOTE]





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