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Unread 01-12-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 01-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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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.

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...ron+deficiency

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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
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