I just got bad news yesterday when my lab reports came in. Turns out, my ferritin levels have gone up significantly! It went from approx. 785 to 1065. Normal ranges should be 5 - 150 approximately. I’m so disappointed about this because it means the IP6 isn’t working to lower the ferritin levels like I thought. I’ve been racking my brain to figure out what caused them to drop 200 points from the 971 range, which took places between July 2017 to the end of November 2017. What did I do between July and November that caused these numbers to drop?
I was taking the IP6 (sporadically)
I was doing some intermittent fasts (not often)
I had been on hash oil (for fear this was cancer)
My conclusion is that the IP6 had nothing to do with it since right now my numbers have skyrocketed and I’ve been taking it consistently.
So, what in the world should I do?
I’m trying to remember what my diet was like during that time. Like I said, I’d been fasting on and off. But I hadn’t really changed how I ate. Of course, I always try to avoid sugar. It’s possible I did a better job of that before the Holidays.
The causes for my high ferritin could be from chemo (all the chemo and radiation I had during my cancer treatments that failed) or it could be from my having Chronic Kidney Disease (which I've been diagnosed with), or it can be cancer. I read about this at the following LINK: https://link.springer.com/article/10.2478/s11536-013-0256-4.
I feel defeated.
I have to trust God to fix this for me, to lead me to the right solutions. I suppose I’ll get back on the hash oil, start fasting again, and also significantly change my diet to a steady course of raw fruits and vegetables. This isn’t easy when you’ve got a family of five to feed and make meals for, but it looks like they’re going to have to start eating my way for it to work. Certainly won’t kill them, that’s for sure! And Lord-willing, it’ll lower my ferritin levels and keep me alive a bit longer!
Please pray for me.
On November 1, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma when my oncologist found a tumor in my head. He gave me radiation for this tumor, which continued to light up on all the PET scans for the rest of my treatments, but the growth had stopped. Within a year-and-a-half I was given eight rounds of chemo (including 22-hour bags and other numerous amounts of smaller injections of chemo that are innumerable—nearly bleeding to death twice), 35 treatments of radiation, a stem-cell transplant (which included "enough chemo to kill a healthy person"—my oncologist liked to say—along with full-body radiation), and numerous amounts of drugs and one magnesium vitamin.