Anemia or Health Related?

Patient

Q: I am a 19 year old female. I have a history of anemia; lately I've been feeling very dizzy and tired, sometimes I start to get shaky and it triggers anxiety. Despite the lethargy, when it comes to going to bed I cannot sleep due to this vertigo-type feeling. These symptoms are also present throughout random times in the day, whether I'm sitting, laying, or standing. I have been drinking plenty of water and taking iron supplements again (I had been off them for a couple years with no complications) and these symptoms began around the 6th of this month. I know there is no sure way to know (if it's my anemia) without a blood test, which I'm unable to get done any time soon. But could there be any other reason for these symptoms/ways to aid them?

Symptoms:  Dizziness, shaking, lethargy
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: So I recently found out my ferritin was low only because my hair started to fall out. Every year I go for a blood te...

Q: Hi Just had a blood test and have been given result which I don't understand Can you help me please? I have a mean c...

Q: I'm just looking for info on some lab results. Below low ferratin levels. Low mcv,mch,mchc and high rdw levels mean.

Q: Hello Dr actually I did marriage tests so I got a high level of hba2 : 7.5  so the hematologist told me that I ...

Q: Hello Doctor I did a marriage test so it shows in the results that i have thalassemia minor as a carrier. But my fia...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews