High Copper Level????
I'm at a loss....... I just received a notice from my surgeon's office today from my blood draw on May 7th. They have indicated (without giving me the actual numbers......) that I have a High Copper Level. I have no clue what this means or why it happens so I looked it up on-line and now I'm TERRIFIED! Looks like there are all kinds of repercussions for my LO.
Do any of you have any experience with this? I tried both my OB and my surgeon's offices, but they were both closed for the night. I am going first thing tomorrow morning to have my Ceruloplasmin test done. As soon as I can, I will be calling both of my doctors. In the meantime, I sit here a bundle of nerves.
Thank you again for the support, I know that I tend to come across as a worry wart!
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Highest Known Weight: 324 - Weight on Morning of Surgery: 308.5
Lowest Post-op Weight: 180 (currently working on losing baby weight!)
Post-WLS baby Benjamin David born 3/24/2012, 7 pounds 11 ounces, 19 inches!
My copper was high before and during part of my pregnancy and my son is perfect. He's 5 months old now and healthy as can be.
I hope you've gotten your test results figured out by now!! I just wanted to say, I was diagnosed with extremely high copper levels when I was 17. My sister was going through med school at the time and had me convinced I was going to die within the week, and the information on the web didn't help my fears!! I am now a relativly healthy 27 year old (granted, I'm MO, and waiting for my surgery date) and still have high copper levels. The docs have no idea why, but they figure, it's not killing me, so it couldn't be anything to horrible!! So, dont believe everything you read online, half of it will scare the s**t out of you for no good reason! Good luck, and I hope everything worked out for you!
Hi Mary! I know it's been a while since you posted about your copper, but I too have this issue now (almost 9 years post op) and wondered how "it turned out" for you? I also noticed we are relatively close to one another in MD! I live in Lexington Park (in St. Mary's County) how neat! I would love an update on your copper situation and any helpful suggestions/comments on your experience! This stuff is scary! Thanks! Glori
RNY December 2004 270 --> 130