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[*] posted on 19-2-2013 at 12:56
Nitrous oxide and transferrin saturation levels

I'm a regular blood donor, and my values range from 15.5-18 g/dL hemoglobin and my transferrin saturation levels around 50-55%. And these have been stable for the last 3 years, but last week my TSAT levels had gone from 55% to 18%, where 15% is considered anemic, the doctor found this sudden drop very shocking, but we never discussed it, he just gave me iron supplements to take over 3 months.

As indicated in the subject, the only difference I can point to between this donation and the other ones is that I tried nitrous oxide gas for recreational purposes a few times - 8 times - 8 grams each - over a period of 3 months prior.

Do anybody know if there's a connection between N2O and lower saturation levels? Similar to what happens to Vitamin B12 for example? Anybody know other possible causes?
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[*] posted on 19-2-2013 at 13:03

There might be a connection, but stop the N2O anyways, it can damage your brain irreversibly, AFAIK.

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