Initially I used to suffer from severe abdominal cramping. During my many tests and experimentation I discovered after blood tests that I have pyroluria, though very mild. The doctor prescribed me a combined zinc and b6 vitamin combination which I took for 3 months. On the 4th month I started getting quite fatigued and had to quit my job as a result of it. Then I got severe depression. At this point I decided to stop the supplements. After this, it took me a month to pick myself up and I started running to help boost my happiness. This was hard work, but eventually worked after 3 days of early morning jogs.
Last week I received a new hair mineral analysis report, which indicates my zinc and copper are still just under optimal.
This morning and yesterday morning I supplemented with betain hcl, pancreatic enzymes, zinc 22mg, vitamin b complex and b6 at 100mg, which is half the dose of the original vitamin combination the doctor prescribed and I have felt tired both mornings, that I can barely focus and can't work again.
I was wondering how significant a day would make if I didn't take copper with the zinc? Or if anyone else can explain this? Or whether my zinc is now in excess, and its just not showing in my hair test yet?