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Vitamins

I don't know if I have a vitamin deficiency but I have low mood , low energy etc. My mum lacks vitamin D and ive noticed my symptoms become worse in winter when I get less vitamin D. I have problems such as going dizzy when I stand and having cold hands and feet to which could be iron deficiency. Should I take vitamin D supplements or get a multivitamin instead?
If you're lacking in Iron then go for a 'gentle' supplement and make sure that you take it with vitamin C to help absorption.

If things don't improve, your GP could run a series of blood tests for you to pinpoint the issue and get you back on track.

Good luck
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Original post by kerry.woollands
I don't know if I have a vitamin deficiency but I have low mood , low energy etc. My mum lacks vitamin D and ive noticed my symptoms become worse in winter when I get less vitamin D. I have problems such as going dizzy when I stand and having cold hands and feet to which could be iron deficiency. Should I take vitamin D supplements or get a multivitamin instead?


The NHS generally recommends taking a vitamin D supplement.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

However, best thing to do first would be to speak to a GP to see if any deficiencies or other issues can be identified :smile:
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Vitamins and proteins are very important for the human being it should be in your diet in proper quantity ...
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Original post by kerry.woollands
I don't know if I have a vitamin deficiency but I have low mood , low energy etc. My mum lacks vitamin D and ive noticed my symptoms become worse in winter when I get less vitamin D. I have problems such as going dizzy when I stand and having cold hands and feet to which could be iron deficiency. Should I take vitamin D supplements or get a multivitamin instead?


Vitamin C with zinc is a good one for people with feel tired.
You should perhaps consult your GP regarding this and they will run some tests ( blood tests) to check your platelets levels and if far too low they will hopefully prescribe a course of iron tablets with further blood tests to check how things are.

NHS midwife.
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Original post by Tracey_W
Vitamin C with zinc is a good one for people with feel tired.
You should perhaps consult your GP regarding this and they will run some tests ( blood tests) to check your platelets levels and if far too low they will hopefully prescribe a course of iron tablets with further blood tests to check how things are.

NHS midwife.


Iron tablets for low platelets? That's a new one!
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Original post by black tea
Iron tablets for low platelets? That's a new one!


Can iron tablets help low platelets.....

Iron supplementation (either intravenously or orally) allows a quick and complete recovery of the platelet count with sometimes a transient thrombocytosis and may avoid the inappropriate use of steroids.
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Original post by Tracey_W
Can iron tablets help low platelets.....

Iron supplementation (either intravenously or orally) allows a quick and complete recovery of the platelet count with sometimes a transient thrombocytosis and may avoid the inappropriate use of steroids.


It is not a conventional treatment for low platelets. Not quite sure why your first thought was that OP might have low platelets anyway...
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Original post by black tea
Iron tablets for low platelets? That's a new one!


So you are basically saying that my own GP and hospital specialist are wrong with this as that is what I have to do myself when my own blood tests come back and I get prescribe a course of iron tablets...
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Original post by black tea
It is not a conventional treatment for low platelets. Not quite sure why your first thought was that OP might have low platelets anyway...


Perhaps not conventional treatment but op should still be checked out by there GP so they know what the problem is with them.
Original post by Tracey_W
Perhaps not conventional treatment but op should still be checked out by there GP so they know what the problem is with them.

Yes, I agree, they should be checked by their GP rather than listen to any old nonsense from people on the internet

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