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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can low ferritin cause anxiety symptoms? my blood test indicated that my ferritin level is a 4. i have been suffering from anxiety symptoms (lightheaded, short of breath, fast heart rate, etc). my thyroid, heart, and blood pressure are all normal.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not commonly: fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headaches, ringing in your ears, irritability, leg pains and shortness of breath are common, though these sx may cause anxiety. Definitely see you PCP to supplement your iron
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