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Healthy female, regular workouts, lately feeling fatigue and also noticed palpitation during cardio exercise. Facing anxiety and restlessness. Worried

I'm a 27 yo healthy female. I exercise 3-4 x a week cardio and strength training. Approximately 4 mo ago I completely cut out red meats and poultry. I still consume seafood, dairy and eggs. About a month ago I began feelgn fatigued and noted unexplained bruising (later realizing it is more than likely d/t increase in exercise). Last several weeks I have noted palpitations during the cardio exercises as well as some abdominal discomfort. Because of eliminating meats from my diet I assumed Iron deficiency anemia. I have begun taking 65mg FeSO4 3d ago. I have noted a dramatic increase in appetite along with increase in anxiety and restlessness. (I have never been dx w/ any anxiety disorders). My concern is the correlation between FeSO4 and agitation; will this subside after several days or should I consider decreasing my dosage? Thank you for your assistance
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Agitation is not due to iron medication...and the dose is not high...
You will need Psychiatric assessment and assistance.

Anaemia should not occur if the diet was balanced...

Omitting meat won’t cause anaemia – if so, all vegetarians will be anaemic!
Yellow of the egg contains 300 mg cholesterol! – beware!
One may have to search for causes like occult bleeding – excess flow during periods?

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 11 May 2013
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