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Known iron deficiency anemia, but what's this...?

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  • Posted By: melodiaxpersa
  • September 5, 2009
  • 07:16 PM

I've had iron deficiency anemia for a while now, and I know I have a heart murmur and frequent chest pains. I'm having the normal symptoms for anemia caused by iron deficiency: weakness, fatigue, pallor, difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, lightheadedness, headache, shortness of breath after exercise, rapid heart rate...

But, it's been getting almost weird lately. Like in school for gym class (I'm 16) we ran the pacer test, but I had to stop early because my chest started hurting a lot and I got really dizzy. My vision kept blacking out every few seconds and I almost passed out. The dizziness and chest pain lasted hours after. I ran the pacer during 3rd hour, and I almost went to the nurse's office during 6th and 7th hour. Also, that day I noticed some blood in my urine that had nothing to do with PMS. It freaked me out.

Even right now, my chest won't stop hurting and my heart rate is really high. My head hurts, and I keep getting these random sharp pains in my stomach. I almost threw up the food I ate a little while ago, but not on purpose. And I'm like shaking and dizzy. :( I don't want to psyche myself out or anything, but I really need to know what's going on with me.

Can anyone help, please?

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