Multiple Sclerosis Community
Vitamin D Deficiency
About This Community:

Our Patient-to-Patient MS Forum is where you can communicate with other people who share your interest in Multiple Sclerosis. This forum is not monitored by medical professionals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Vitamin D Deficiency

Yay! I finally have one test that's not normal!

Vitamin D deficiency can evidently mimic MS. But, it also seems to be more of a problem with people who have MS. Some scientists think it can lead to the development of MS.

I hadn't heard about the dangers (except for rickets) of low vitamin D before. I thought I'd put this out here as something that might be worth looking into for anyone else in Limboland with perfectly unremarkable test results. ;-)

Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
572651_tn?1333939396
Hi Trace,

Vit D deficiency can mimic MS symptoms and is also suspected by some as contributing to the disease itself.  The further you get from the equator (sunlight and its supply of Vit D) the greater the occurence rate of MS in the general population.  Canada and the UK have very high rates.

You should take a look at some of the other common mimics too.  We have them listed on our health pages - here is the link -
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Multiple%20Sclerosis/MS-Mimics---Part-I/show/375?cid=36

my best,
Lulu
Blank
400099_tn?1282958464
I just tested low for Vitamin D, but not terribly low. I live in Ohio, and here, too is a higher rate of MS. We don't get a whole lot of sun due to the terrain.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Multiple Sclerosis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
essdipity
147426_tn?1317269232
Blank
Quixotic1
Washougal, WA
572651_tn?1333939396
Blank
Lulu54
Dayton, OH
667078_tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC
987762_tn?1331031553
Blank
supermum_ms
Australia
198419_tn?1360245956
Blank
sllowe