I've made a post about my sclera being blue and fingernails being blue and pale, toenails having beau's lines(they are gone now) and I went to the optometrist a few days ago. She checked my vision and it is perdect. As I thought, she said it is something systemic that is causing it. She said to go get my thyroid checked,asked if I was anemic and to go get my iron levels checked. I want to mention that I was vegetarian for about a year and a half and raw vegan for a year/under a year(can't remember)(while not meeting my caloric needs severely).She also asked if I had any heart problems when I was a baby, but I was born healthy according to my mom. The doctor mentioned heart murmurs. Anyways, I will be seeing my family physician next week and want to know what I should get tested. In my vegetarian days I had panic attacks and heart palpitations and had my heart checked, everything was normal. Any vitamins, minerals specifically? Any other things to get tested?
Your optometrist was right. The obvious one to check here is iron.
You're a premenopausal female and were a vegan, both are risk factors for iron deficiency.
Start with these:
As a first test, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is fine.
Nice to haves:
If you're going to get a bunch of things tested anyway, it's probably not a bad idea to throw in a Vit D test.
I won't go so far as to say it is the cause of your problem, but I think it's a good thing to know.
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