It looks suspiciously like I have too much free/toxic copper in my system. I think it's unlikely that I have Wilson's Disease-the rare genetic disorder that causes copper overload-but my lab results mean it is a possibility. I don't know how long it will take to rule it out, or even if it's possible to rule it out. It might be months before I get to see a specialist, if I get to see one at all. So, my question is, will treating a methylation block help get rid of excess copper? Safely? If so, by what mechanism? (I think I have a sulphation pathway problem and probably a methylation problem too, despite my homocysteine level being normal.) But, since there is a chance I might have Wilson's, could the methylation treatment be dangerous-since Wilson's sufferers can't excrete copper normally through the bile? Could it encourage my liver to ship stored copper out to my other organs, like my noggin, for instance? (Pretty sure it's done that already.) My health has deteriorated considerably over the past few months. I have had daily pain under my right rib cage, left rib cage, and pain in the kidney and liver region (an ultrasound was normal.) I've also lost over four kilos. Might not sound like much, but I'm now less than 42kg, so can't afford to lose more. Have also had strange heart symptoms on a daily basis. From what I've read, all of these symptoms can be caused by toxic levels of copper. I'm also extremely allergic and have severe gastric trouble, including a stomach ulcer, so there are very few supplements I can tolerate. I took a doctor prescribed course of Vit D four months ago which was such a bad idea. It increased my bile and has made me so much worse. Don't like my chances of tolerating any chelation treatment. So, the short version-I'm in a bit of a pickle. It looks like the copper is causing some, if not all of my symptoms, but because of my symptoms, I might not be able to get it out. (Yeah, I have to admit, I do kinda dig the irony. Having said that, I'm convinced that COPPER IS EVIL!) Ideas, anyone? Hang on, one more question...I know that ceruloplasmin levels can be falsely elevated during infection/inflammation, but does anyone know if they can also be raised by severe emotional stress...given that it's the adrenals that send instructions to the liver to make it? Thanks.