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Causes of low ceruloplasmin?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by burgeo10, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. burgeo10

    burgeo10

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    Hi everyone,

    In my search to figure out what is wrong with me, I have recently tested low for ceruloplasmin I think it was 13.3 (range 18-30). Three months ago I also had the same test and register 18.2 i.e. borderline. I have slightly low serum copper, and very raised hair copper. My main symptom is physical fatigue ( can't walk more than 200 yards). I have been titrating zinc upwards from 3mg to 10mg over the past few months with no improvement. When I first originally took 15mg of zinc I felt awful, possibly because it dumped copper and stressed my adrenal glands. I have tried to boost the adrenals with 50mg Dhea, adrenal glandular, VIT C and pantothenic acid but have had little success. I seem to feel slightly better for a month or two then crash to my base level repeatedly. I have been working under the theory that my weak adrenal glands allowed copper to accumulate, and by strengthening the adrenals, and supplementing zinc I will improve. However my doc recently suggested that perhaps I have copper issues due to malabsorption. Can anyone share some views on this? I don't have any obvious gut symptoms. Did the candida diet for 3 months, and felt slightly better at the start but benefits waned... Thankfully am having urine copper tested in a few weeks to check for Wilson's but think this is unlikely... Are there any other causes of perceived copper toxicity apart from adrenal weakness, Wilson's and malabsorption?

    Thanks all :)
     
  2. Mij

    Mij Senior Member

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    Hi @burgeo10

    I had below normal ceruloplasmin levels years ago. I also had low ferritin, took iron for 20yrs + until 5 months ago. What are your ferritin levels? Do you have gluten sensitivities?

    I had H.pylori which I was treated for, but still had problems with absorption.

    In the last year I started taking Pepzin GI, a form of zinc that helps heal the gut lining and improve gut health. I also take digestive enzymes. My ferritin is super healthy now and I no longer need to take iron. I don't know what my copper status is because I haven't been tested in a while, but I feel my gut is so much improved.
     
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