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Terminator
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are elevated. what does it mean?

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These porphyrins are substrate that carry Cuper (Cu2+)to build hemoglobin and alot of enzymes so if this is high it means something is going wrong on that pathway.
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Mine are elevated too. Doc said it was due to being on birth control for several years...I don't believe him.
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birth control pills can trigger genetic porphyrias.
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possibly this will help?

http://www.thedoctorsdoctor.com/diseases/porphyria.htm

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Thank you. Doc actually implied that my birth control had produced a FALSE high porphyrin level and ignored it.

I have always had an inkling that I do have some type of porphyria... I have severe leg pain and GI problems which are common in this disease. Plus the high levels....

I am wondering if there is a porphyria "expert" out there that could help me get a proper diagnosis (or not). I know that my stool and 24urine tests were not done properly- nobody knows how to do them!

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This is probably a good place to start:

http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/

I have an appt end of this month with a specialist.. birth control pills would be a trigger for genetic porphyria.

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Keebler has written a lot of information on porphyria, you can do a search for porphyria.

I have no opinion at the moment but all of the not allowed abx meds on the porph list helped me, just had to start slowly. Not sure if it is connected to infectious diseases. Just my thoughts.

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I think it depends, if they are slighty elevated it could be caused by infection, metals or medications. If they are highly elevated it could be genetic. chlamydia pneumonia site cpnhelp.org has alot of info on porphyria and how to treat it during treatment. The porphyria foundation doesn't have much on infection based only genetic.
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renny - the specailists you get lists of at the american porphyria foundation do not diagnose so..

I would find a hemotologist. (i have an appt with one soon to try to get diagnosed)

when you call to make the appointment ask them if the dr has any experience with it. Because it is a rare thing some drs have never actually seen a case of it before.

here is a sight with unsafe med link and some dietary info

http://porphbook.tripod.com/

your right that the tests have to be done very specifically.

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