I was diagnosed with Vitamin D Deficiency about a month ago after getting extremly dizzy and dehydrated after a aerobic class. I went to the doctors office with complaints and had to see the Nurse Practioner because my doctor was on vacation. I'm very thankful that I did because she tested me my Vitamin D and it was 20.9. Not as low as what I'm reading about, but I cannot believe the symptoms I've had. Dizziness, which has gone away for the most part, palpitations, extreme fatigue, abdominal pain, back pain and several more aches and pains. I just took my 5th pill in a dosage of 50,000 IU once a week for 12 weeks. I'm wondering if anyone else out there who is dealing with this can tell me how they are feeling after their treament. I got a sudden of energy earlier this week and finally started feeling like myself again....for 4 days. Now I'm starting to feel bad again. I know that I'm not even halfway through my pills. Just wondering what kind of experiences you are having and wanting to hear that it does get better.......PLEASE! Thanks:)
Vitamin d like thyroid takes time to build up in your system. so hang in there it does just takes time! Kevin i went from a 10 to 43 in 6 months then from a 43 to 88 in a year but it took time to build up .
Some people report dizziness with low Thyroid as well. And it is common for people with lo thyroid to also have low Vit D.
Vit D is made from sunlight on your skin. Don't know how the body does it but it does. The only reason I mention is that with winter coming on, if you live in a northern climate where it is cold and you cover up a lot, plus the shorter days, means that the body has even less chance to make and keep Vit D in your bloodstream.
I live in WI and I have to take Vit D in the winter. Makes me feel better and not so tired all the time. Summer seems OK.
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I had my thyroid (TSH) and my iron checked. I'm not into my 10th week of prescription Vitamin D and feel a lot better. The dizziness is gone, I have more energy and feel so much more like ME. I started feeling better after the 5th dose. Still looking forward to my blood draw in November to see where I'm at as far as the vitamin D level. There's so much news about Vitamins, Vitamin D3 vs D2, etc. lately.....!!!
I had a magnesium deficiency for years and this was one of the reasons for my vitamin D deficiency. Magnesium is the most important co factor for vitamin D absorption. Vitamin D levels will rise slowly or not at all (vitamin D resistance) with a magnesium deficiency. I found out the hard way that prolonged high doses of vitamin D worsens magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency symptoms are far too numerous to mention but there are some classic symptoms to look for:
Irritability and anxiety
Impaired memory and cognitive function
Anorexia or loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
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