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Vitamin D Defeciency

Jul 16, 2015 4:35 AM

I have been suffering from all over body pain since January 2015. My doctor only found out about my Vitamin D Defeciency 10 weeks ago and I'm take Vitamin D for it. I'm still getting pain and am wondering how long until the Vitamin D kicks in to ease my pain?! Advice would be welcomed as pain is making me feel low.

Jul 16, 2015 6:54 AM

I was vitamin d deficient. I didn't notice a different in my pain levels at all when I finally managed to get it to normal. It takes a long time to get your vitamin d levels up so be patient. It may or may not be contributing to your pain. But having vitamins at good levels is necessary for proper body function.
i took supplements almost every day for months and then did vitamin d injections every other week for over 3 months. Now that my levels are ok in back on supplements to try to maintain the ok.
I guess what I'm trying to say is to not expect a difference in pain with vitamin d but at the same time vitamin d deficiency can be a cause of pain. If it is the cause that is wonderful because then you will have a solution.

Jul 16, 2015 6:55 AM

What strength Vtamin D? I took prescription VitMin D and it started within two doses (two weeks)

Jul 16, 2015 7:44 AM

I am vitamin D deficient many times because I don't leave the house very often. I am like mostly agoraphobic. I leave the house once a month except for doctors appoinments. I hate even going out for them except they are necessary. But vitamin D helps to reduce inflammation but it does not necessarily take away pain. You may have pain without inflammation. So I think it depends on what the cause of your pain is. There are some good books on vitamin D. I am now taking 10000 I.u of them every day because I never go outside in the sun. I really need to work on that. They say depending in what part of the world you live in, it should not take that long to produce it naturally.

Jul 16, 2015 7:53 AM

I agree with Gotobef. I am also vitamin D, &B's deficient and have been taking both, along with a multivitamin for at least 7-8 months. I've also added magnesium and tumeric, because so many others say it's helped them. But I don't think it's any one thing that makes the pain more bearable, for me anyway. From reading other's entries and knowing myself, I think it's a combination of dietary and living changes each of us makes for ourselves. I do believe the vitamins have helped though because it's the only change I've addressed in my dietary life, I wasn't taking any before. But I'm also on several new meds and do a lot less physically than I did this time last year, and especially 6-7 years ago. Be patient and keep tabs of how you feel daily, just short descriptive notes of any changes. 🙏🌼

Sep 13, 2015 6:47 AM

My Vitamin D deficiency was so serious that if I had it for a little longer I would have developed rickets! I was on 20,000IU for 4 months to return my levels to normal. I am now on 1,000 IU per day. It didn't help any of pain condition unfortunately.

Sep 13, 2015 9:25 AM

TiredInPainAndInsane, I'm lower than they'd like me to be, but I'm also looks on my iron (extremely), and B12. I'm taking 150mg iron and 1000mg D, and 1500iu (I think) of the B12 drops. I'll probably end up having to get B12 shots at some point. My dad, his mom, and my sister take them.

I'm glad they got yours improved. I hope you're doing better than the last time you were on. Haven't heard from you. Did you finish the trial program you were in? 🙏🌼

Sep 13, 2015 10:30 AM

I have vit D deficiency also .. I take 2000 iu daily and every few months I have to take 3 month rounds of 50000iu weekly .. for me its a common side effect of RA. I try to go out but seriously when you don't feel good its really hard to do that for any length of time.

I also take a multi vitamin, b complex, calcium because I recently developed osteopenia. I have to be careful with multi vitamins because I can't take iron due to an iron blood disorder. The vitamins have never changed the status or severity of my pain but I know what causes my pain and we do need our vitamin levels to be good because our bodies need them for a reason. I hope the vit d helps you!

Sep 13, 2015 12:16 PM

I have vitamin D deficiency, but didn't notice the vitamin D don't anything. I take iron, vitamin A, C, D, and iodine. Iodine was the most noticeable. I'm at normal (not according to the US, my dad based it off of Okinawa) levels of iodine now. It just made me more energetic.

Sep 13, 2015 6:15 PM

I'm still in pain even taking vitamin D unfortunately. I'm going to see my doctor again on 1st October to see what her next plan of action is.
I get terrible headaches and have epilepsy so seeing a neurologist for these. I have a new one now and she is good. I'm hoping she can help with my body pain too when I next see her.

Sep 20, 2015 5:39 PM

Hello. I have been having weird aches and pains. Headaches as well for the past couple of weeks. I had blood tests multiple times it came back low vitamin d. I've been taking prescribed supplements for a few days now. I pray it is the reason but I'm not sure if low vitamin d can cause these weird things to hapoen

Sep 20, 2015 7:57 PM

I took high doses of vitamin D when the test showed I had none. Once it came up to a more acceptable level which there is still controversy over how much is enough. I take 5000 units when there is no sun and 2000 when there is per my dr. I didn't really notice a big change probably because people with hyperthyroidism are known to have low D but after a couple months of 10,000 units every other day it seemed like something was better that I could never quite put my finger on it.

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