Too Much Iron???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BlueSky555, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Can we really get too much iron into our system? I am on iron for anemia and recently heard that too much iron is more dangerous than not enough. It has something to do with the liver storing too much of it.

    Is anyone familiar with this? Also, just what is too much?

    I know that if I don't take it for about a week, I begin getting even more tired/fatigued than I already am.

    Maybe someone out there has some answers.

    Thank you all so much,

    BlueSky555
  2. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Go to the Aspartame truth website and scroll about three quarters of the way down. You'll come upon info on iron. Russell Blaylock MD has some very interesting facts. Appartame truth: toxic additives in your food and drink
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I have a genetic disorder called hemachromatosis regarding

    retention of iron. you can be easily tested for this

    iron overload condition and it can be very dangerous.

    I have chirrosis of the Liver from it whereby the cells

    die bec. the iron blocks oxygen from entering the cell

    resulting in it's death eventually. This condition is

    related to a "ferriten" enzyme and it's level is tested

    to determined iron condition in the blood. Iron overload

    can also effect the heart and othr organs. Don't jump

    to conclusons as it is easy to determine your iron level

    thru the blood test. The symptons for iron overload is

    the same as for deficiency! For hemochrostosis see the

    website: americanhs.org

    Best wishes,
    MRDAD


    [This Message was Edited on 03/25/2007]
  4. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Thank you, woofmom and Mrdad; I appreciate the information given and will take a look.

    I'm thinking that maybe I should stop taking it and then go to my Dr. for more bloodwork to see if it comes out ok. If it does, then I'll know, or assume, that it's fatigue or possibly something else and not anemia. Of course, I'll discuss this with my Dr. and let him know what's going on first.

    Again, thank you so much,

    BlueSky555