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Iron Deficiency?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 6, 2010
  • 11:56 PM

I think I have iron deficiency anemia.
I am always pale and freezing. My hands and feet turn purple-ish or blue when cold (Raynaud's?). I get terrible headaches around my forehead, that were labeled migraines caused by stress. Also, I get severe nosebleeds that happen suddenly. I don't sleep well and have trouble falling asleep.
I am a vegetarian, so I do not eat red meat and do not take vitamins.
Every doctor says its because I'm a small person, don't eat enough, etc. My doctor had a CBC done, and it returned normal, but could I still be anemic? Should I push for a proper iron test?

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  • One of the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, depending on its severity, is is becoming short of breath or exhausted more quickly than normal, when exercising, or doing something which requires physical effort.Do you become short of breath or exhausted quickly, when doing something which requires physical effort?It seems like you are a person who tries to have a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up.If you think you have iron deficiency anemia, there is no harm in having a test, to make things clearer.Keep learning about health, particularly things which affect you.Look for, and learn about, natural things which will be beneficial.
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    • December 8, 2010
    • 03:52 AM
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