I've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia several times in my life. I was prescribed iron pills a few times and I was always told to eat more foods rich in iron.
A few years ago, after the birth of my youngest daughter where they almost gave me a blood transfusion from the loss of too much blood, I have never been the same. I suffer from dizziness and nausea, comparable to a morning sickness that just won't go away. I get really weak sometimes and my extremities go numb. Every once in awhile I'll get a deep piercing pain in my thigh. My symptoms get worse right before menstruating, which is always abnormal and heavy in the beginning. I even get arm pain with numbness in my chest or chest pains. Sometimes I think I'm even having a heart attack. My head gets cloudy and I have visual disturbances.
Is it possible that their is a connection between the difficult delivery of my daughter, anemia and my undiagnosed symptoms?
Are these symptoms serious? I have seen quite a few doctors and they all seem not too worried about it. They tell me I have low-blood pressure and anemia and that the chest pains can come from low-blood pressure which isn't dangerous. I was also told that I get dizzy because I'm too tall (5' 9") and that my brain is further away from my heart than the average person.
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