jimmylegs wrote:re vit d3 and zinc, great! please consider a new iron supplement though, to increase ferritin.
also, there is such thing as too much zinc (and too much anything else for that matter).
interested to hear the results!
The results of my zinc serum are in, and the nurse told me my number was 66, which was fine.
According to my health records on my insurance company's website, my doctor submitted another diagnosis of Iron Deficiency Anemia Caused by Chronic Blood Loss.... that's the second time this year. I guess if my zinc is normal, then I'm probably not having a problem absorbing the iron. The question is, shouldn't they be trying to find where this chronic blood loss is coming from?
Anyway, the doctor is writing me a referral to see a neurologist at UAB for a second opinion, since we both agree my other neurologist left something to be desired.
As expected, my cognitive problems have gotten progressively worse, even in the short time since my first post here. I'm afraid I'm having a repeat of the incident last fall at my office, where I developed itchy joints, hives on one arm and itchy bumps on the top of my hand. That incident is what led to the steroid shots, which led to the petechiae that spread all over my body. I experience all of those same symptoms yesterday and the day before, but I just took some benadryl for the itching and conked out on sleeping pills. I'd rather not go back to see the doctor for it, because I'm scared for that rash to spread again.
Speaking of the rash, you guys might remember that it started with a patch on my right knee that had been fine with no problems for many months prior to the steroids. I have another patch on my body, even larger, that I had originally dismissed as a birthmark. Not sure what it is, but it's gotten much bigger. The only difference between it and the characteristics of the one on my knee is that this one (located under my left breast on my ribcage) blanches when I touch it. WTF
Dr. Oz had a guy on his show today who supposedly heals people with prayer, you know, one of those "lay-hands-upon-you and miraculously cure you" doctors. I'm so desperate for answers, that I'd give buy a $95 ticket to see him just because at this point I have nothing to lose.