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I have been feeling terrible for a long time. I had a baby four and a half months ago, had a c section and bled for a long time after that. I was VERY sick during the pregnancy...rapid heartbeat, exhausted, dizzy, etc. During the pregnancy my hemoglobin was tested at 11 (only slightly low)...

ANyway, since the birth, I am still feeling low of energy, shakey, numb, dizzy, lightheaded, losing hair TREMENDOUSLY, and many other undescribable symptoms...

I went to an endo because I thought it was all related to my post pregnancy hormones...All is well EXCEPT my ferritin was a 1....yes, just 1...

The doctor didnt even call me to tell me this is not good. I obtained my results online and CALLED THEM. A nurse called to tell me to see my primary care about the iron deficiency.

So, I saw a primary care last week who told me my symptoms were not from the low ferritin and only low hemoglobin causes yucky symptoms. He told me to take twice the iron that I am (I am taking 325 of ferrous gluconate, but can't stomache twice that much). He was kind of an idiot and I didnt feel like he was focused on me...

ANyway, I have been taking the iron for 8 days and still feel terrible. My son's ped told me I should feel better right away.

My other question, is aside from always feeling bad, I get these attack-like symptoms that come about every couple of weeks. First, I get SUPER lightheaded, my vision gets all weird, I cant pay attention, I feel like I am on some sort of weird drug, and when I move my head fast, it takes a minute to focus again..Then, I get these physical symptoms where I feel like I want to jumo out of my skin...almost like an anxiety attack, but Im not anxious. Then, when I try to sleep that night, my body keeps lurching back awake in an anxiety-like state even though Im not anxious...

Has anyone ever heard of this? It takes about a full day to recover from this cycle-attack thing...then I feel hungover for a day or two and then I go back to my 'normal' feelings of exhaustion, etc.

Can this all be related to the low ferritin? Of course, I am scared to dealth i have chronic fatigue or MS or something worse... It just weird that it comes on like an attack...

The doc said I didnt need infusions and that I could build the iron back up in my blood with the ferrous gluconate...please help me...





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