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Okay, now I know where I know your name from...you are on the anxiety board as well. I posted the same thing you just did, and you said you could have written my post.

I had a baby in January and had a c section. Bled for 4 to 5 weeks and started to feel TERRIBLE right about the six week post partum. Went to an endocrinologist who found my ferritin was a 1. Diagnosed me as iron deficient and put me on iron three times a day for a few weeks until I had my ferritin up to a 16.

I will list my symptoms:
foggy brain (which did make me very anxious cuz I couldnt think or take care of my kids)
restlessness
insomnia
visual probs (blurry, and weird when i turned my head fast...took a second to adjust)
ringing in my ears that was the loudest thing I have ever heard, especially in the quiet
tingly
shakey
memory probs...(like to the poitn I thought I would forget to pick up my older son from pre school)
Sensitive to sound
sensitive to light...especially oncoming traffic at night (which caused so much anxiety)
super hyper reflexes
tesnsion in arms, neck and shoulders.

Docs continuted to tell me it was anxiety (which some of it was...but hell if anxiety causes ringingin in your ears)

I went to:
endo
2 gps
neuro (MRI and EEG)
sleep specialist (SLEEP STUDY...showed I was sleeping less than three hours a night, and that was AFTER taking double dose of ambien just to sleep)
integrative medicind doctor (400 dollars out of pocket) Told me it was anxiety and I should get accupuncture and massage therapy...
psychiatrist
blah blah blah

ANyway, this all started in May (after iron disgnosis) and went on all through the summer...what a horrible summer it was for my two boys)

I am 90% better physically. I havent had my ferritin or other levels checked since the ferritin was at a 16, and I think that was end of june or early july.

Scorching/burning tongue= b12 deficiency, get tested
a lot of the other symptoms=magnesium deficiency

Here's what i take that have helped me:
multivitamin (centrum for kids, I buy it for my son and take one)
B100 complex
500 vitamin c chewable on an empty stomache WITH the iron I do it first thing in the morning and then dont eat for about an hour or so
calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement. it is made by NatureMade (I think) and it is Advanced calcium...
In addition to the b complex, I take 2000mg of methylcolbalamin (b12) sublingually.

Expect to spend a pretty penny at the drigstore, but this over time has helped me tremendously....I actually havent even checked these boards in a while til I saw your user name.... Was wonderign if I mentioned to you abotu the ferritin and anemia....

It can take months to feel better, but keep up with the vitamins. Oh, the integrative doc said omega fatty acids, but i dont take them because I think fish oil is disgusting...





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