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Is my anemia getting worse or is it something else?

I was diagnose with anemia a few months, I am 16.
I have been taking iron tablets, but the other day i was in class and got really dizzy, i left the room and the teacher came out, tried to keep me talking and kept telling me to breathe. It's almost like my body wanted to pass out but i was fighting it, if that makes sense. I was shaking uncontrollably, and was starting to hyperventilate. I was finding it very hard to breathe, my face and arms went numb and i was struggling to talk. at that stage i was laying down with my feet up on a chair, the next thing i know there's 2 teachers running towards me, when they got to me they had their hands around my wrists trying to find my pulse, they struggled to find it. I couldn't keep my eyes open, and my face went as white as a ghost.
I don't remember much of what happened, but what i do remember, it's not very clear in my mind.
I'm really scared it'll happen again, do you think anemia is getting worse?
Also is there anything i can do if that happens again?
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replied August 28th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the symptoms/episode that you describe without further evaluation. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider for further thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on evaluation results) would be started to help you and also to prevent further such episodes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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