I have had tendonitis in both shoulders for 6 years and have suffered greatly. I have had to have cortisone shots in both shoulders just to get the pain down to a manageable level.
Last year my doctor happened to run a Vitamin D test on me a I was at an 8-not normal. He iniatially put me on a 50,000 IU dose and then tapered me to a 1000 IU a day. Within the first 2 weeks the pain and tendonitis was gone from my shoulders as documented by my orthopeadic doctor.
One month ago my husband finally asked me to get the Vitamin D for him to see if it would help with his tendonitis. Miracously again within 2 weeks the pain was gone and has stayed gone.
Without Vitamin D your body can't absorb calcium therefore it leaches out into your joints causing tendonitis.
People normally get Vitamin D from the sun, but many people who either stay inside alot or live up North do not get alot of sun, thus having a deficiency of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D defiency also causes bone pain and muscle pain.
I read your post about tendonitis and that it was cured with Vitamin D. I have tendonitis in my wrists since about a year. Also, I have a deficiency in Vitamin D. The normal my test shows should be 50 to 200 nmol/liter. I had 25 nmol/liter.
Now my doctor asked me to take, 2 capsule of 50,000 IUs each per week. Plus, I take a capsule of 2000 IUs each day. So in total, I take 100,000 + 7*2000 = 114,000 IUs per week. This is prescribed for 12 weeks.
In your case, you said you took the 50,000 IUs capsule. Did you take one of these everyday? Please can you share with me about your Vitamin D prescription.... how much and for how long you took it?
I am currently taking 2000 IU's of Vitamin D per day, I had a bad reaction to the 50,000 IU dose. It works, it was such a godsend, and now all my neighbors around that had the tendonitis take it. One of my neighbors even endured surgery that didn't help, when i told her about the Vitamin D she started taking it and two weeks later she was pain free.
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