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schatz
Unread post  Post subject: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:09 am

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Hello this is my first post, and would like to say hello and ask if their are any other iron loaders here? I was recently diagnosed with 17 events per hour and I have been on my resmed for a month or so. My machine readout and my sleepy head on my computer show I have come down to 1-5. I am just wondering how many other of us CPAP user's and apnea suferers have had issues with iron and can it be related? If anyone here has Hemotomchrosis or excess iron I would be very interested. Thankyou, and maybe we should all have our :uge :) ek: iron checked, you have to ask for it, it is not included in a regular blood panel.


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schatz
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:32 am

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By the way I do not have full blown hemochromatosis, I am only a one gene carier and found my ferriten was 275 and sat # was 60%. But iguess I was lucky enough to be one of those people that exhibit symptoms early. Many people are two gene heterozygotes and never feel any symptoms until liver enzymes show positive and are in need of transplanting. So I highly recommend getting you're iron checked guy's, and if there are any iron loaders out there, let me know if sleep apnea is a problem. This is the most common genetic issue there is and very easy to deal with if caught early, so good luck and looking forward too hearing from you.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 pm
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What's an "iron loader"?

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 pm

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Hi,

I also do not know what an iron loader is. But I was still having fatigue after starting with the CPap. I was craving red meat A LOT. I peed red after eating beets, which I read online is an indicator of low iron.

So I had my blood tested for iron.
It came up 39, and I saw that my previous test a few months prior, had been 37.

Despite this low number the MD did not advise taking iron-- I am not iron deficient, but from what I read online, this low of a number can seriously impact how you feel.

I started taking iron and immediately it was like someone had flipped a switch in my brain! Amazing. A lot of the mental fatigue and brain fog lifted.

So, another piece of the puzzle was solved. CPap is not the answer to all our problems!!


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schatz
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:20 am

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sja wrote:
Hi,

I also do not know what an iron loader is. But I was still having fatigue after starting with the CPap. I was craving red meat A LOT. I peed red after eating beets, which I read online is an indicator of low iron.

So I had my blood tested for iron.
It came up 39, and I saw that my previous test a few months prior, had been 37.

Despite this low number the MD did not advise taking iron-- I am not iron deficient, but from what I read online, this low of a number can seriously impact how you feel.

I started taking iron and immediately it was like someone had flipped a switch in my brain! Amazing. A lot of the mental fatigue and brain fog lifted.

So, another piece of the puzzle was solved. CPap is not the answer to all our problems!!

I am the opposite, my body tends to absorb too much iron. Google Hemochromotosis, it is the most common genetic disorder there is. I had a ferritin blood test taken on my own because the Docs do not do them on regular blood panel since 1997. My reading was 278, wich caused my sleeping to be influenced because I guess the iron deposited in the pituitary,heart,pancreas and it can also cross the blood brain barrier and cause more issues and I am hoping this did not happen to me. It can also deposit iron in your liver without you having any symptoms at all except a abnormal liver blood test,and doc's will usually tell the person to keep an eye on that till they need a liver transplant. I guess I was one of the lucky ones to show symptoms before a lot of damage was done. I even talked my wife into getting her ferritin checked a couple weeks ago, and it was even higher than mine at 290. Tommorow were going to have her saturation,tibc and serum iron checked to make sure it is her iron. Because ferritin can read high if you have other inflammatory issues such as cancer or other pain issues wich she has. So I wish everyone would have there ferritin checked and avoid some of these side effects we are getting from the meds we are being prescribed to treat these symptoms.


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schatz
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Iron loaders and sleep apnea ?  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:00 am

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Happy 4 th of July. We had my wifes iron levels checked and they are normal even though her ferriten was high. It is probably being caused by inflammation, she does have chronich sciatica and back pain. We did a genetic test through dna 23 and it showed that she also carried one copy of the defective gene that can cause this. She is not an iron loader thank god but at least we checked and now know. Good luck everybody and check your iron.


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