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Does iron deficiency anemia cause depression and anxiety?

I am a 46 year old female diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia my levels were 5.5 I am taking an iron suppliment along with multivitiams. I am 5'7" and 170. The Doc also gave me Cymbalta for depression and anxiety which I think is caused by the anemia. I am EXHAUSTED, shakey and weak. Is this all doue to the anemia or could it be a mixture of the anemia and antidepressants? I feel like I am going to lose my mind if this doesnt pass.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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Hello,
Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic.
I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that deprrssion has nothing yo do with anemia and vice versa. It may be because of something else. I advice you to take full and regular course of anti depressant and iron therapy. This much is sufficient nothing more is required.

I will be happy to answer all your future concern.
Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious disease specialist.
Wish you a best health at health care magic.
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Does iron deficiency anemia cause depression and anxiety?

Hello, Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic. I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that deprrssion has nothing yo do with anemia and vice versa. It may be because of something else. I advice you to take full and regular course of anti depressant and iron therapy. This much is sufficient nothing more is required. I will be happy to answer all your future concern. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious disease specialist. Wish you a best health at health care magic.