Zinc Copper Iron Balance

on 9/6/20 3:54 pm
RNY on 03/23/17

I am suffering from a persistent anemia with my copper & iron being very low.

I am working with hematologist and getting copper and iron infusions but it seems my hemoglobin and red blood are not recovering.

We did bone marrow biopsy and following thru on genetic testing for wilson's disease and aceruloplasnemia.

However, the drs think it's just malabsorption.


Copper - 30

Ferritin - was 200 after infusion but down to 100 90 days later.

Zinc - 55

Hemoglobin - 7

Red blood count - 3

Just received a pint of blood.

I know Iron: Zinc: Coppert Interac and may inhibit each other.

I found an article that suggests they be taking in the ratio of

Iron: Zinc: Copper = 30mg: 15mg : 2mg

Curious to hear if anyone has any experience with related supplementation.

White Dove
on 9/6/20 4:16 pm

For me, it has been frequent testing and a lot of trial and error. I started on Proferrin in June and feel more energy with that. You do have to work with your doctors and then research on your own. The doctor has a lot of numbers to think about, I just have my own.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/6/20 5:04 pm
RNY on 03/23/17

Thanks Dove for writing.

I really struggling with fatigue, dizziness and edema.

I haven't found the treatment to manage.

I'm very frustrated and quality of life is pretty poor right now.


White Dove
on 9/6/20 5:37 pm

I get injections to increase the action of a hormone known as erythropoietin (EPO). It helps the body to produce red blood cells. Something you might ask about, but this is because I have kidney disease.

I have been taking iron with the brand name Proferrin. It is expensive, but helping.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/6/20 6:31 pm
RNY on 03/23/17

I am using Feosol but gave not been consistent.

My bowel movements become very dark when I'm taking it religiously.

Thanks for sharing.

It means alot

White Dove
on 9/6/20 6:54 pm

I used that for years and the doctor told me my body was not absorbing it. It caused constipation for me.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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