Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Copper Deficiency
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Copper Deficiency

About 2 months ago, I began to notice joint pain in my fingers on both hands, most specifically in the DIP joints (closest to my fingernails).  I have been unable to go to the doc about this yet, but have been racking my brain to figure out where it has come from since I am a otherwise healthy 25 yo male with no family history or risk factors for arthritis or anything.

Well I narrowed it down to 2 things that changed in my life/diet prior to this happening.  1.) I was diagnosed with IC and put on a prescription of Elmiron.  Could not find any info on Elmiron creating this as a side-effect.

2.) I had been taking zinc supplements (for no specific reason) in addition to a multivitamin.  NOT including dietary zinc from food, I was getting 65 mg of zinc/day.  Was on those for about a month before finger/joint pain set in.

My research showed that 65 mg (probably closer to 80 mg when food is considered) of zinc per day was WAYYYY too much and could create a copper deficiency.  One symptom of copper deficiency could be joint pain.

Sounds like I have a winner so as of last Tuesday, got off the zinc supplements.

Any of you heard of joint pain being caused by a copper deficiency?  I am stil taking the MV which has copper in it.  What should  I do to get my copper level back to normal?  Will this correct the joint pain?

Thanks for any help you can give!
Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2