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Can Low Iron Cause Headaches
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Took course of ferrous sulphate for 1mth 200mg 3 xaday for Anemia since told to stop I have been getting headaches would low iron supplement help?
I doubt it: Headaches are not the top of the list symptoms of anemia, What else it going on in your life?
5 year old constantly exhausted, low HGB, high WBC and platelets, frequent headaches, normal iron levels. What's happening?
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.
No: Try a different brand. Maybe there is an additive in the formulation that you can't tolerate.
I have iron defiency and I've been taking pills the last 3 months. I've been feeling tired these past days and today I woke up with a headache. Why?
Probably unrelated: Assuming you have taken iron pills faithfully, iron deficiency should have resolved.
Stopped iron pills per family PC now having nervous spells a lot, leg achy, headaches, weak. All this come from stopping the iron pills?
Likely unrelated: It is probably a coincidence. If your current hemoglobin is 12.5, that is actually probably normal (depending on the lab normals at your lab). So, very possibly, your doctor didn't think you needed the iron pills. These symptoms are due to something else:? anxiety. Make sure you are getting enough calcium, consider taking some vitamin D for aching legs, and work with your doctor for other answers
How long after taking my magnesium tablet can I take my iron tablet and how long after that can I take Panadol (acetaminophen) for a headache?
There is: No reason to not take them all at once. I now of no interaction between them.
I have fever and headache after major operation I started to have ferrious sulphat iron teb. Can it be possible side effect?
Hair is breaking/thinning heaps. Had baby 14 months ago stopped bf 6wks ago. Thyriod, iron levels /b12 fine. Sml cyst on head headache if pressed. Ok?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have Propecia (finasteride) (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health.See 1 more doctor answer
I fainted last week &now am having headaches. I had blood test done and found out I'm anemic so I got iron pills. But why am I still having headaches?
I get headaches / migraines almost every day my doctor saying iron but after this it doesn't help I've also been on migraine tables only work sometime?
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
I am taken zyrtec (cetirizine) and topomax nightly for headaches, and now I am on iron pill. I have been having a really chalky dry taste in mouth lately. Why?
Meds: Could be the medications but also could be the cause of the headaches. See neurologist if you haven't. Sometimes can be partial seizure related. I would recommend trial of sinus rinse and see if that helps. Sometimes you actually may get too dry. Iron all by itself does give you a metal dry taste.
My gp ordered stool sample and says im anemic. My iron level is 8 and hemoglobin 116 (can value). I have rapid heartrate and headaches. Immed danger?
Your anemia suggests: Blood loss from excessive menstrual bleed from possible uterine fibroids or from. Stomach/ intestinal bleeding from ulcers, , tumor, polyps, hemorrhoids etc. The stool test is to check for intestinal bleeding. You're not in imminent danger. Follow up with your pcp. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics.See 2 more doctor answers
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