Sounds like you could have symptoms of vitamin / mineral deficiency.
As for the missed periods...I don't know your age, but it could be Perimenopause. I also have Adenomyosis. Mine causes heavy periods, weight gain. Vitamin D deficiency can mess with your cycle.
I'm recovering from it now. I had some of the symptoms you describe. I felt sick for years and was told it's just a virus. All testing was normal. I got much worse last Sept. I needed a blood transfusion for anemia and nobody was too concerned about the low Vitamin D. Now it's a struggle trying to recover from everything. I'm better then I was, but I still have symptoms. I've raised my Vitamin D level from 19.2 to 61ng/mL in 11 weeks.
You need daily supplements for recovery. Many things deplete them in your body. You need D3 for the rest of your life. Magnesium is a must to take with D3. It balances the calcium in your body. If you do need iron...take it 2-3 hours before or after the magnesium. They hinder each other's absorption.
Also...make sure to get potassium in you when taking magnesium.
AND lots of water. You have to stay hydrated.
Blood work will check Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, calcium and iron/ferritin.
I was prescribed iron pills that I take with chewable vitamin C.
I bought the other supplements over the counter and online through Amazon. Vitamin D3, magnesium, vitamin K2 & Vitamin B12 sublinguals.
People/doctors don't realize these deficiencies don't just cause fatigue. Also, lab ranges are set too low. Get a printout of your results. Don't just accept your doctor saying you're in normal range.
You can be iron deficient and NOT be anemic.
Vitamin D level needs to be above 50ng/mL. 60-80 is optimal
Vitamin B12 level needs to be above 500. Closer to 800 is better
Ferritin level needs to be above 50
Thanks! I requested them yesterday. I will review them and I also have a doctor appointment with a new doctor later this week.
I'll start taking magnesium with the D. Being deficient causes all of these symptoms? Even the weight gain and my period being almost 6 months late? Seems like something more is going on even if I am truly deficient.
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