Re: Too much Iron? - I'm 18.
Hi there and welcome to the boards,
One can have too much iron, but it's really hard to do that from the iron you eat in your daily diet. The types of people who end up getting "iron overload" are those who have metabolic problems in the cellular handling of iron (i.e. hemachromatosis) and also people who are receiving chronic blood transfusions.
If you're 18, the more important reason is WHY you have iron overload. A lot of doctors seem to overlook this fact. Yes, one treats iron deficiency by repleting iron stores, but why are you losing it in the first place? The most usual causes in younger people are either heavy periods in women, or chronic gastrointestinal bleeding from a polyp or ulcer or something like that. Do you have any problems with gastrointestinal bleeding? Has your doctor investigated you for the underlying cause of the iron deficiency?