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Blood test for Copper?

(8 Posts)
sailorsgal Fri 14-Aug-09 18:43:38

I have had this. What would that indicate?

Liver function result came back normal.

sailorsgal Fri 14-Aug-09 21:17:18


BuffyTheFluffySlayer Fri 14-Aug-09 21:18:15

What are your symptoms??

sailorsgal Fri 14-Aug-09 21:32:07

i have a tremor which I have always had but is slightly worse. Very tired.

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Fri 14-Aug-09 21:38:15

It sounds like they are looking for something called Wilson's disease, it's when a person can't metabolise copper so it builds up in their system, causing tremors, fatigue, speech problems. It can be controlled though, this is a guess though as I'm not a doctor.

Try not to worry, they are just checking for this, it doesn't necessarily mean it's there. smile

sailorsgal Fri 14-Aug-09 22:28:39

Thanks. Thats what I thought. Dh has a cousin with Wilsons and I know it affects the liver. He has other symptoms which I don't have and it is in his family.

The fact my liver function test has come back normal is promising.

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Fri 14-Aug-09 22:30:56


Have you tried a chiropractor for the tremor? Maybe it's a muscle/joint problem??

sailorsgal Sat 15-Aug-09 15:18:27

Thanks will call a chiropractor on Monday.

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