Vitamin D??

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Vitamin D??

Postby shelby1975 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:08 am

Just had a letter form rheumy advising my vit D is 4 should be 30. Now have to take another 5 tablets a day. I'll be rattling before long. Last year it was low b12. Anyone else had problems with this? It can't be my diet as I am very careful with what I eat but I seem to have intermittent issues on this. Is it common with fibro?
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue May 27, 2014 3:20 pm

Deficiencies with both D and B are mentioned fairly regularly on here Shelby. With the number of people affected by these, it would seem to strongly suggest the possibility of there being a link between them and FM.

Altho you're careful with your diet, it could still play a part in things. There may be something, or a number of things that you might not eat as much of that could contribute to this problem.

A trip to your GP sounds like the next item on your "To Do List" to see what steps will need to be taken to start increasing your levels.
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby denys » Tue May 27, 2014 4:43 pm

Hope they stabilise soon for you as Flup has said seem to be quite a common thing with FM I have B12 injections every 12 weeks
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby Theresa34 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:41 pm

It is a common thing in fibro I'm told. I was diagnosed in Feb this year. My level was 10.5. I was given a loaded dose of vitamin D once a week for five weeks. Now on a lower dose daily x
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby oldsheep » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:43 am

I was told by the neurologist I was seeing for my odd sensory symptoms that I should be on at least 2000iu of vitamin D per day.
He said there may be an imminent NICE guideline on it. However people have to buy their own vitamin D tablets. Luckily they aren't as expensive as a prescription.
An American nurse friend told me to up it to 4000iu when I am unwell with some 3rd party infection or illness.
We just don't get enough sunshine in the UK.
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby Theresa34 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:02 pm

I come from a very sunny country originally so I guess my body must be craving sunshine lol Ive been put on 800 units of vitamin D a day. My prescriptions are free :)
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby shelby1975 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:20 am

Roll on holiday next month :-D Taking 5 capsules daily for 12 weeks then 1-2 after that! Hopefully 2 weeks in turkey will give me a boost since we are having the usual crappy summer lol
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Re: Vitamin D??

Postby Theresa34 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:51 pm

We have been having a great summer so far!
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