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copper deficient, but copper makes me worse

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by girlfromeurope, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I have a problem.
    I think I've been having a copper deficiency for a while. I have symptoms of anemia and everytime I tike zinc my nails get a purple color and I will feel bad. I've gained a lot of weight ( I read low copper levels can cause low thyroid, what may cause the weight problem) and I also have low magnesium that doesn't respond to supplements, I've read somewhere that copper is needed for magnesium absorption.

    The problem is I started to take copper yesterday and I suddenly felt very jittery and depressed. Today I took it again and I get the same result.

    I also have adrenal fatigue which can cause high unbound copper. Maybe that's the problem?
    I als wonder, are there other deficiencies that can cause magnesium malabsorption? I already tried b6, b-complex,taurine,calcium,zinc
    I also have frequent sore throat, frequent bladder infections, acne,chapped lips,...
    I'm lost at what to do , does somebody experience the same?
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  2. Lou

    Lou Senior Member

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    I get copper deficient periodically, do not know the reason. The first time detected (by 2 separate hair analysis) my doctor had me take one tablet (cannot remember if it was 2.5 or 5 mg) daily, first thing in morning, before you get out of bed is even better, and he told me to take it for thirty days, absolutely no longer. It worked wonders. That was fifteen years ago and I've probably gotten deficient another 3-4 times since then.

    As you probably know copper is hard to pin down, high and low symptoms can be quite similar. A trick that works for some, it does for me, is its taste. If you'll allow a tablet to dissolve in your mouth or chew it the taste can offer a strong clue as to your needs. On the first days of my trial taking copper its taste was almost sweet (indicating a real need) and by day 30 it tasted beyond awful.

    I used Solgar chelated copper on empty stomach though I think ionic form is good, too. Hope you're able to find out whether you're deficient or not, cu is an extremely important mineral for the body.
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  3. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    still having the same problems, does somebody have an idea?
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Copper can decrease iron, so may be causing a problem if you are still anemic.

    Are you treating the adrenals and thyroid?
  5. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    I got iron injections so I'm not deficient in iron.
    I think got low thyroid from the copper/zinc deficiency so I'm trying to fix that.
  6. xks201

    xks201 Senior Member

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    Please do a copper blood test first. The body is too complicated to know entirely what the issue is without testing.
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  7. Lou

    Lou Senior Member

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    Blood serum level is unreliable indicator of intercellular deficiency. Hair analysis from reputable lab gives a better picture.
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