My protein levels are actually fairly normal, which I know proteinex is mainly a supplement for. I just got word this morning that my iron levels are fairly low, so I am going to need to get iron infusions shortly to help boost the levels.
I have learned for my own disease, much of my body's deficiencies can be combated by keeping certain levels at bay. Potassium is one that I get low in quite frequently, and effects my ability to concentrate. Thus I get weekly infusions along with potassium to combat that, as well as liquid potassium since I don't absorb greatly from bananas.
I am heavy into monitoring my fairly actively taken blood work, for this reason. I can adjust supplements, and actually... my doctor does this everytime..... and gets me prescription doses of the specific vitamins or minerals that I am lacking on. Every four weeks, I get blood work taken for my Crohn's to monitor these levels.
Sadly, this is only a piece. Pain is another piece that I need to solve right now. It is a major energy sucker for me, and unless I can offset the pain (which has been pretty intense since my hospitalization), much of this is a moot point.
I am having my doc look into the SSI piece. I am just inquiring to see as he has many different IBD patients. I am still not sure my current job is the right fit from my end, because of the lack of ability to move work around so I can get these infusions, tests, etc done. I have been trying, but it has been difficult for the last month.
29 year old with Crohn's since 1998
Medicines: Remicade (restarting 2/2018), Methotrexate
Supplements: vitamin D, zinc, b12, multivitamin