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Can having a low iron count which wud be low iron stores cause headaches and palpitarions?

Can having a low iron count which wud be low iron stores cause headaches and palpitarions?

Absolutely yes!: Anemia can be caused by iron deficiency. Anemia means you don't have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. This causes headaches and makes your heart work harder to get oxygen where it is needed. Symptoms of anemia also include feeling very tired, low energy, and short of breath when walking or exercising. Anemia can be easily treated, so see a doctor! ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

See below: If you are iron deficient enough to be anemic, that may cause headaches. Oral iron should start working in a week or so as there is a lag time in production of red blood cells. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiancy cause headaches ?

Can iron deficiancy cause headaches ?

Don't assume it did: Iron deficiency is always serious and the cause needs to be found; once found, it needs to be addressed if possible and the iron replaced. Headaches also need to be worked up -- it can be as simple as needing eyeglasses, or as serious as major brain problems. Don't simply assume that iron deficiency is a cause of your headaches, but get worked up properly. ...Read more

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How quickly does iron rebuild? Had my baby 9 weeks ago, diagnosed w/ low iron, she said it was an 8. Headaches/Dizziness now. Related?

How quickly does iron rebuild? Had my baby 9 weeks ago, diagnosed w/ low iron, she said it was an 8. Headaches/Dizziness now. Related?

Anemia: when iron deficiency anemia is treated it takes about 2-3 months for the hemoglobin to increase towards normal. Supplementing with folic acid and vitamin may be helpful during this period ...Read more

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Headache midday until midnight. Started taking Probio in the morning, Prostate Formula and MultiVit + Iron at night.Which of the 3 causes the headache?

Headache midday until midnight. Started taking Probio in the morning, Prostate Formula and MultiVit + Iron at night.Which of the 3 causes the headache?

Time to experiment: You post this question with the expectation that doctors have a magical ability to know the answer. Why do you need these supps? Likely just a waste of money, esp: Why the prostate formula? It's worthless & you're only 25. STOP taking all 3 then restart 1 at a time & see if 1 causes headache. You don't need a doctor or scientist to tell you that; your mother can tell you that. It's common sense. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis and low iron. Is low iron due to EE? S/S burning feet, tingling hands/feet/headaches/chil Can this be from ee?

Diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis and low iron. Is low iron due to EE? S/S burning feet, tingling hands/feet/headaches/chil Can this be from ee?

Unlikely: Eosinophililc esophagitis (EoE) symptoms include food impaction, with persistent trouble swallowing, abdominal pain, vomiting, or heartburn that fails to respond to medical therapy. Burning/tingling sensations not typical symptoms. Iron is not absorbed in the esophagus so unlikely culprit as well. See allergist for further workup and evaluation including testing directed elimination diet. ...Read more

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I've been really tired , with slight headaches and dizziness.no energy. I've had low iron before so I eat healthy. I'm 45 and its been 2 weeks?

I've been really tired , with slight headaches and dizziness.no energy. I've had low iron before so I eat healthy. I'm 45 and  its been 2 weeks?

Iron deficiency: .Low iron can give rise to fatigue, headaches and lack of energy. See your PCP . Have your iron level mainly iron , TIBC and ferritin . If they suggest iron deficiency, then ask your doctor to put you on oral iron . ...Read more

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Since I started my iron pills, I have had headaches. Had anyone heard of this.

Since I started my iron pills, I have had headaches.  Had anyone heard of this.

Hydration and fiber: Iron pills often cause constipation that may be associated with headaches. Drink enough water to keep your urine watery and may need to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more