Originally Posted by CD111
Guess I was wrong, I thought I was anxious because I was stressing about being anemic. Not because the anemia was actually causing the anxiety.
The key is: did you feel anxiety and stress prior to your diagnosis?
Before I knew I had anemia, I knew something was "off". I was getting panicky feelings all the time--in the mall, at work, while driving, etc. and I didn't have a clue why. Certainly, when I found out I had anemia I got really whizzed out about it and that made things worse. So, knowing you have it and worrying about it will cause anxiety but, in some people, the anemia itself can cause a type of panic disorder.