Too Much Iron?
Well a few weeks back I posted about how my weight loss was very hard lately and I thought something was wrong. It was. My iron was very high. The end of normal was 170 ul and mine was 225 ul.
In fact, all my labs came back messed up. My TSH was 2.0 (while not concerning that is double anything I have ever had before), my cortisol was 6 (low normal is 7) and the corresponding ACTH was also low.. (which should be inverse to the cortisol) meaning the pituitary is not exactly working like gangbusters. The pituitary can be effected by too much iron.
I was taking a flintstones vitamin with Iron in it.. but, it only had the daily value of iron. 15 mg. So I really didn't think it could be harmful.
Has anyone else had an issue like this with only mild supplementation?
I would tell you what my doctor had to say but she hasn't responded yet. Thank god for google.
*** Emma *** 5'5 220/157/142