It's come up in some of my bloodwork that I have A LOT of Iron in my blood at the moment. I don't really know the exact # but the doctor actually thought my parents were giving me Iron supplements because of my levels. I only eat red meat a couple times a month. I have yet to look into this any further, but Hemochromatosis (or high iron) can give you extreme and constant fatigue.
Does anyone else with N have high iron? If you have N and high iron are you cataplectic or non cataplectic?
I imagine you know this already, but if your iron levels were higher than the reference range then you need to have additional labwork done because it's important to know if you do have hemochromatosis since that can eventually lead to organ failure.
One thing worth mentioning, iron status in the blood does not correlate with iron status in the brain due to the blood-brain barrier and its regulation on iron absorption. It's actually possible to have iron associated restless legs syndrome and hemochromatosis at the same time, surprisingly. http://jnnp.bmj.com/.../76/7/1009.full http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/11311689