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Re: Iron and dopamine laima

Posted by michael on October 11, 2006, at 13:22:14

In reply to Re: Iron and dopamine MrBrice, posted by laima on October 11, 2006, at 12:06:50

> Hi Brice,
>
> Thanks for your reply. No, the iron pills are not at all supposed to "solve" my mood issues, but rather augment what else I'm doing in order to boost my iron back up, prevent a slide into full blown anemia, and hopefully possibly help the medications work more efficiently- but no guarentees or dramatic promises. (And I do appreciate that realism.)
>
> But indeed, from studying the lab report (which I make no pretense of understanding) it looks like they checked for several kinds of iron- maybe it's more complicated than we realize? And I did read a few things about how iron, or at least avoiding anemia, is important for proper mood and proper nervous system function.
>
> What's vexing is that I HAVE been eating rareish, red (organic, free range, best quality I can scrape up to afford) meat like a viscious carnivour for an awfully long time, so I just don't know what else to do. I just can't eat any more of it unless I go onto some full-blown Atkins plan, and I can't afford that! I am also one of those people who is suspicious and displeased with factory farming, so I am not keen to up my meat intake by buying the cheapo mass-market kind. I also suspect it's not as nutricious. And yes-I eat lots of vegetables too- and I don't tend to go for sweets or junk food often. I also take multivitamins, and since I've taken plenty of psych meds, I try to avoid other stuff, like advil, etc, unless it's dire. Either the iron isn't being absorbed by me properly, or something else I do must be depleteing it. Caffeine or alcohol? Or some other, more complicated vitamin delpetion/interaction mess? Any clues anyone might have to suggest why all this red meat isn't doing the trick would be greatly appreciated. (And I don't think I have any internal weird beleeding-unless it's very hidden-got checked out for that to some extent last year, too.)
>
> Do keep me updated about those intriguing injections you mention.
> I wonder what they are?
>
> Thank you again for your input. I really appreciate it.
>
> Laima

hello -

not certain about this, but a while back, I was reading up on iron, and I think I recall something to the effect that vitamin C assists with the body's absorption of it.

... as I said, not certain about that info, (may have been zinc?) & don't have time to rsch it at the moment, but thought I'd throw it out there, in case you want to look into it further...

Apologies if I'm leading you astray here... in any case, you mentioned a multi-vitamin, so you're probably already supplementing vitamin C intake with that, no?

hope that's not too random...

michael


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