A new puzzle for ya Jimmylegs.
Mid last week started getting some weird sensory stuff. Was taking 50mg iron with 500mg vitamin c 2x/day, 2 mg copper, a multi, and 400mg mag. Stopped copper and multi and felt better. Tried multi with a bit of copper in it, issues came back. Got lazy and just took iron and c and felt pretty normal. Days later different sensory things popped up. Hand burning all the time...even when not using them. Tried a new multi (standard doses with subpar forms) with no copper or iron. Didn't work. Tried b complex. Didn't work. Tried sublingual b-12. Didn't work. Tried zinc. Made things worse. Tried mag. Didn't work. Tried flaxseed oil and EPA/dha. Worked (finally...that was just yesterday). Oh and to further muck things up, I'm pretty sure my B cells must be starting to come back about now.
Had labs done Monday. Don't know how to work with them if copper and zinc make me worse. Any ideas? I know I need to up the mag...and uh...take it. Lol. I feel good right now and things feel like they are improving from baseline in October so I really don't want to wonk myself up more!
Tibc low 247 ug/do(bottom of range 250)
Uibc low 149 ug/do (bottom of range 150)
Iron 98 ug/dl
Iron saturation 40%
Ferritin 37 ng/ml
Ceruloplasmin 20.8 mg/dl
Copper 86 ug/dl
Zinc 87 ug/dl
Mag rbc 4.9 mg/dl
Edit: tried the multi with copper. No joy...copper weirdness came back.
Edit2: oooo! http://jn.nutrition.org/content/122/3_S ... 6.full.pdf
I hope this is the problem! Ascorbic acid (my vitamin c supplement) stimulates transfer of copper from ceruloplasmin to cells and restricts transfer of copper to cuznsod. I've got a plan now. Stop the vitamin c and take my copper zinc blend.
How much you want to bet this fails too? Lol