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Postby sjc » Sat May 04, 2013 11:31 am

Hi folks, hope all is well.

Sorry I aint been on here, but been busy and had flare know what I mean folks :crazy:

Anyway, ask my gp over a month ago that I wanted to be referred to a specialist as I wanted a review into my pain, fatigue, etc....he said I do blood tests prior to the specialist referral so we know what we maybe dealing with...

Founds out I have defiency in vitamin D - But the receptionist at my GP practice didn't tell me straightaway about my blood test results, they said it came back normal, even though that wasn't true -so that has annoyed me as well...

Just wondered if anyone else has vitamin D defiency? How you're coping with it? What medications are you taking for it, etc? :idea:
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat May 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Vitamin D deficiency seems to be quite common amongst us FMers and there are quite a few topics about it across the boards. If you use the search box in the top right hand corner of each page, then it should bring up all the posts about it. Have a look and see what meds/treatments others have been given for it to give you an idea about things.
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Postby fibro-lu » Sat May 04, 2013 1:10 pm

I think nearly everybody in this country has it, or lacks it
half a week of English summer is not enough sun
few years back my GP prescribt me sun bathing as often as possible
(don't forget to slap the sun cream on)
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Postby zappa20 » Tue May 07, 2013 4:28 am

Most people in Scotland have a lack of vitamin D caused by little sunshine. They're actually discussing whether or not to issue the antion with vit D tablets.

Is it causing you a problem? I take Vit D tabs every so often, get them from Nature's Best site, as all their stuff is guaranteed manufacture in the UK . I don't trust anywhere else.
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Postby LouLou » Tue May 07, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi sjc

My Gp tested me for this when he sent me for various other blood tests during his investigationg of my symptoms about a year ago. The tests showed I had a dangerously low amount of Vitamin D and was started on prescribed strength Vitamin D tablets for 6 months. My GP gave me the prescibed ones because my level was so low he wanted to up my levels as soon as possible and the prescribed strength work faster apparently.

Turned out I only had to take them for 3 months as was restested and my levels were fine but my GP said there was no harm in keeping them at home to take throughtout winter. He also said there had been suggestions of a link between low vitamin D and FM symptoms.

I would see your Gp about this as you should have been told about yout test results. You can get over the counter supplements to build up your levels again but check with a pharamcist first before taking anything else with your meds.

Personally I found that there was no improvement in my actual pain levels once my Vit D was built back up, but anything is worth a try.
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Postby difly » Thu May 09, 2013 12:11 am

hi ive also just been told i have low vit d levels and dr has prescribed vit d for the next 6 months does appear to be a pattern for some associated with fibro lets hope we have a good sunny summer to give us a boost take care x
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