It’s possible that you have an anxiety disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That might explain your intrusive thoughts and your constant worrying. Depression might also be a factor. It could explain why you feel tired and have trouble concentrating.
You mentioned “taking pills.” I’m wondering what type of medication you are taking. Did you mean medication to treat your iron deficiency? I am assuming it means that you are in treatment with a medical professional. It’s important that you report these symptoms to your prescribing physician. He or she needs to be aware that these “pills” are not yet helping. It may be that a medication adjustment is necessary.
You’re a good candidate for counseling. It is an effective treatment for both depression and anxiety. Start by discussing these issues with your prescribing physician and request counseling. It might be the missing element of your current treatment protocol. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle