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Hands itchy, swollen. Dizziness, lightheaded, tingling sensation. Diagnosed anemia, depression. Possible reason?

my hands have been itchy for two days now and last night they were swollen and itchy and then last night and this morning I feel dizzy, lightheaded, and have a tingling sensation.. it happened last night but stopped when i got up and moved around, I couldnt sleep at all last night because when i went to lay down it got worse. I don t know what it is or what to do... I am 26, had four kids by c-section , was diagnosed with depression years ago (don t take medication for it now because I don t have severe symptoms anymore), I have insomnia but don t take anything for it, and i have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia . Any of these have anything to do with what s going on? My mom has high blood pressure and anxiety and she s a manic depressive....
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello mommyof4.10
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Tingling sensation in hands, lightheadedness, dizziness with itching may be due to severe anaemia. As you have mentioned that you are diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia, and you are only 26 and have 4 kids then it is very high possibility that you may have other nutritional deficiency also. Vitamin B12 Deficiency may cause anaemia and symptoms of paresthesia, tingling etc. So get your Vitamin B12 levels checked.
Depression with anxiety may present with tingling, headache, dizziness but they occur in mild grade only.
Insomnia is also a problem in your case, so management of insomnia is also must. What you can do is-
- Take green leafy vegetables in diet daily.
- If you can have non-vegeterian food take at least 2-3 times a week as it will cover VitB12 part.
- Improve your sleep hygiene, improve the sleep habits.
- visit a psychiatrist if you don't get relief.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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