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If your palps and shorteness of breath are caused by anemia, then that means that, when exerting yourself, your body is not getting the oxygen it needs to function properly. It is a warning sign from your body--it is saying "HELP, you're pushing me to run, dance, jump; however, I don't have the equipment (red blood cells) to do it right."

While I agree with your doctor that you don't have any heart problems based on tests and that you won't kill yourself, I think it is wise to listen to your body and cut back on the amount of exercise that induces these symptoms. You may have to do gentle walking until your other values come up.

I did not get heart palps from the anemia (I had them from thyroid issues), but I did get shortness of breath and racing heart. I basically quit exercise until I got better. I really wasn't able to effectively exercise until my hemoglobin was above 13 and my ferritin was over 20.
Beauty of speed,

Sorry - I mistook your palps for pain. You should be glad you "only" have the palps and shortness of breath. Just kidding! Neither is very pleasant. I hope they will both improve, and you will be able to return to normal. :)

flowergirl
I had palps with anemia. I also had anxiety attacks with this conditions. It seems to go hand and hand. If only I had these boards a decade ago.





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