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has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby masonsbarms » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:58 pm

hi, had my vitamin d checked last week got phone call todat to make an app at drs, so i take it it must be low,

just wanted to know if anyone who had low vitamin d and has taken supplements has it helped,

i wouldnt mind but i bought some when diagnosed and was told dont take them by anothe health worker as i would of been checked.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:42 pm

I have found that a huge majority of fibros have low vitamin D levels. Low levals can also cause pain and other symptoms that mimick that of fibro.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby denys » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:17 pm

I have low B levels but not D so cant really help MB sorry
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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby Salgor » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:37 pm

When my Fibro consultant was doing all the tests they do before they dx FM he discovered that my Vit D levels were very low. He prescribed a vitamin D tablet which I chew (twice a day). I can't say if it has helped my pain or other FM problems but I suppose if the level rises because of them it can only help my bone strength.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby LouLou » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Hi MB

I had a long long list of blood tests last year when my GP was investigating my symptoms and one of them was my Vitamin D levels. He found they were seriously low and even though by that point was convinced I had FM, he put me on Vitamin D tablets to build up my levels.

Low vitamin D can cause pain in joints and he hoped this would make a difference in my pain levels. It didn;t even touch them I'm afraid but since building my levels badk up I feel the fatigue has gotten less severe and that's one victory I am happy to celebrate lol.

Now I take 2 Magnesium/Vitamin D/Calcium combined tablets a day with my main meal and have found that though my actual pain hasn't improved, my fatigue is so so much better so I'm grateful for that lol.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby masonsbarms » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:44 pm

hi thanks for the replys, i have a app next teusday so i will see what he says,


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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby difly » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:30 pm

hi lou lou I too have low vit d levels and prescribed once a month vit d tablet you mentioned your fatqiue is not as bad whilst taking vit d , you are so right when i am due to take my tablet i get very fatiqued and an just about function once i take the tab my fatiqued subsides just enough to improve my situation , so to answer question for me vit d does help ,although like others i still get the pain but im not as washed out take care xx
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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby LouLou » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:49 am

difly

I'm so glad that too are finding the supplements working for you in a good way. Less fatigue is much better than nothing at all hey? lol I've also found that since taking them 3 months ago I haven't had an attack of restless legs either. I've only had it a handful of times but it was usually once or twice a month. So far nothing - I don't know if it is these tablets helping or not but I'm happy enough.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby Salgor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Just been having a look around for info on low Vit D levels and I found this interesting'

http://www.vitaminddeficiencysymptomsgu ... -d-levels/

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby masonsbarms » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:52 pm

hi, very interesting,

i havnt as yet felt a diffrence with the supplements but its early days i think.

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Re: has vitamin d helped anyone

Postby blueeyes64 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:29 pm

My Vit D was borderline last blood test a couple of weeks back but the GP said its common with us Yorkshire folk because we don't get enough sun !
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