Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions M - Z > Peripheral Neuropathy

lack of iron and PN

Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-12-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 218
My Mood:
Default lack of iron and PN

I don't remember if I asked it before.
Do you know of any connection between lack of iron and neuropathy?

I was in anemia for many years (only regular blood count was taken. lately my doc. checked for iron and ferritin which were below the minimum.

amit is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
Grand Magnate
Shelley's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 4,638
My Mood:

I believe that there is.

I discovered my iron problem about a year ago. Hevay periods the last couple of years probably from perimenopause and hypothyroidism once I went off the birth control pills.

I also learned that iron is needed in thyroid synthesis as well so no wonder I had a problem. And brith control pills tend to make you more iron deficient even though you don't have heavy periods when on them the estrogen affects absorption.

Besides finally having a doc that recognized it as a problem I notice several symptoms when my iron is low that I have including a frontal headache which I just thought were mentrual migraines but now make sense.

Restless legs are connected to low iron as well and neuropathy type symptoms (tingling numbness). Also shortness of breath and palpitations (although my palpitations could also be connected to thryoid problems)

I tried all the over the counter iron supplements I could find but all gae me gastro upset.

Finally after doing research I found a new prescription once a day iron pill called Repliva. It is great and has really made me feel much better and gotten me back to semi normal.

Any here is a link to a post I wrote on iron deficiency anemia.


Last edited by Shelley; 01-12-2009 at 10:18 PM.
Shelley is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
amit (01-13-2009), Leslie (01-12-2009)
Unread 01-12-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
shiney sue
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,812
My Mood:
Default hmmmm

Good question, makes one think and we all know that can only get me in
trouble. My Grandmother had to take B12 and Iron shots well seemed like for-ever. If not she would turn very pale and pass out,while on ladders,the roof of the house once she climbed up to shingle ,the roof of her house. She
often said she felt so much better after those shots so nag the Dr. she did,
but she complained about the iron taste.

I had the same problem when I was younger all the iron prescriptions that were given to me well yuk but I did feel better and was doing great on the b-12 shots until I was hit by the awww ya don't need that stuff anymore
dumb Drs. back then and bad patient for not damanding that I did..This
shall keep me up for a while...But find it interesting ,Thanks for writing, Sue
shiney sue is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Iron deficiency :( Ironless_Maiden Vitamins, Nutrients, Herbs and Supplements 12 02-20-2009 07:20 PM
iron deficiency Natalie8 Multiple Sclerosis 20 09-25-2008 01:20 AM
Iron Overload Brenda_Kay General Health Conditions & Rare Disorders 4 03-15-2008 09:42 AM
Lack of Qualified Child Psychiatrists & Lack of Research OneMoreTime Parents with Bipolar Children 1 11-19-2007 12:30 PM
too much iron? snoozie Vitamins, Nutrients, Herbs and Supplements 2 03-22-2007 12:33 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives