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Suspected Copper Toxicity

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by fragrance, Nov 16, 2016.

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    Hi guys, new here so not sure if I'm posting in the right place but I want to see if anyone has any information on my Copper levels and also where to get them checked. I'm around 99% I have some level of toxicity and I've read on a few sources that it's no good to go to the doctors and get tested because their results are poor and could lead me to believing my copper levels are fine when really they are not. Is this true? Seems like there's some very knowledgeable posts on this forum so I'm hoping someone can help me.

    My symptoms include:

    crippling anxiety most of the time
    crippling depression comes in phases
    hypoglycemia and sugar cravings
    derealization and depersonalization
    chest pains
    shortness of breath
    general fatigue and quick fatigue through exercise
    poor cardio
    poor motivation
    nightmares
    confusion
    feelings of going insane (sometimes comes along with depression)
    angry outbursts
    horrible short term memory, long term seems ok..
    slightly yellowish tone to skin
    unable to listen to others

    I feel like these have began from a very young age, perhaps 5 or 6 then slowly progressed and gotten worse and worse every year. At 20 I had my first episode of depersonalization and was sure there was something wrong, however through research I was led to believe it was only anxiety - I've recently come to learn about copper toxicity and can't help but think there's more too it than just anxiety. Since 18 or so I've slowly developed drug and alcohol problems and they have made matters worse, my anxiety is so bad that I don't even want to go and get my copper levels checked although I understand I'll have to.

    So far I've started supplementing with Zinc to limit copper intake through foods and as a mild antagonist (so I believe) but I'm also seeing different opinions on that. Molybdenum, Vitamin C and Methionine I understand are copper chelators and my new thornes multivitamin contains Molyb and Vit C in decent doses as well as extra Zinc. All minerals seem to be in a good amino acid chelate form so I'm hoping they're absorbing well, I also have extra Zinc so I could possibly be taking too much of that. I've also cut out high copper foods and I'm getting methionine through high protein intake along with protein shakes. Is this enough to start giving me copper dumps or do I need to take further action? And where would be the best place to make sure I get accurate copper testings? I've finally become fed up of living like this rather than running away from it through drugs and alcohol and distractions and want to get rid of this garbage in my system forever (assuming I have it). If my tests come back as normal copper then I truly give up. Please help me out guys, thanks so much.
     
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