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vitamin d hand pain

Anyone experiencing bone pain specifically in the hands (fingers and thumbs) and feet (and toes). Seems to be an additiional new symptom this time around with my low vitamin D level. Last years bone pain seemed to center in the top of my back and shoulders. This time around my hands feel so inflamed, they hurt to the touch. Vit D3 deficiency too??
Sometimes it helps to know that others have the same symptoms. I am on D3 therapy this is my 4th month. I will see an endo next month.
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matd22,

I have same problems with D-vit.
I am hypothyroid patient for last 3 yrs taking 100mcg levothyroxin (levothyroxine).
ALl the time i have pains but since last one year pains spreaded to every part in the body mainly wrist,hand,toes,hip,arm,elbow,knee,ankle,foot.
I think nothing left in my body without pain.I visited so many doctors lot of blood work done.Rheumetology doctor confirmed i have Fibromyalgia and gave medication but that did not work for me.

Recently my Primary care physician ordered test for D-Vit on my request.
My D_Vit is 14 and taking 400 iu/day.
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You need the higher dosage of vitamin d3 ,50,000 iu weekly for 6-8 weeks therapy then test again and adjust the dosage to 2000 or whatever will keep your level normal. You should go to the vitamin d council site, it is excellent with loads of information. I now take 5000 daily--bone pain is gone. I may adjust down some durning the summer providing I get out more. This time around I have a lot less pain but it is because of the higher dosage. My vit d goes up and down due to Topamax, for migraines. My Doc said to take 2000 per day after the 50,000 iu (prescription Only) dosage 2000 is not enoug< i upped it myself and feel much better. I will see when I am re-tested, I am not too eager because I can tell I am feeling much better this time on my own higher amount. Doctor was way too conserative, and I read a lot of information.Good luck to you and let me know how you make out. Do you also have arthritis? or just Fibro? Fibro is muscle Arthritis is joint and Vitamin D pain is Bone pain. It all hurts, no doubt about it. Please let me know.
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matd22,

Thanks for your reply.

I am not sure what exactly my problem.As of now Hypothyroid diagnosised and recently D_Vit dificiency found.I still feel doubt on Fibro.If it is only Fibro it can control with medication.But in my case  LYRICA,CYMBALTA didn't work.I used LYRICA for 3 weeks no relief and started CYMBALTA when i used CYMBALTA i didn't sleep for 4 days then i have stopeed.Now i am only taking Levothyroxin (levothyroxine) for Thyroid and D3 (400 iu) for D-Vit Difieciency.In addition hedeque also started since 2 weeks.
Now i have pains all over the body.I can go high dose but my physician suggested only 400 iu.Doctor told me results may change after 6 weeks.I do not have  Arthritis .


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My problem started with an aweful pain in my right hand. My Vitamin D was 19 at the time and I started my dosage was 50,000 unit/week for 2 months. Today they took some blood to check how the Vitamin D looks now after those 2 months. I guess we will see. I went to rheumatologist few times. They thought I have an autoimmune disease but everything came back negative. Hand pain is still there, now I have a problem with my hip. The doctors do not find it too serious so I am waiting to see if it gets worse. My biggest issue is severe coldness which I experience basically most of the time. Not really a lot of fun. The doctors cannot find anything wrong except the Vitamin D deficiency. I am trying to find the way to warm my body up so if you have any suggestions, I will take them. Hope that your hand pain goes away.
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Autoimmune Disease is a big umbrella. Severe Cold  sure sounds like low thyroid though and some doctors will treat symptoms or border line and not just go by blood work. Was the Doctor you saw a Specialist? Are you comfortable with Him/her? That is important. I always go to the doctor armed with information.Doctors aren't always up to date, believe it or not. My Rheumatoligst found my low vit D. My PCP (at the time) was unaware of it and I was educating him !!  He Knew my Rheumatoligst and contacted him then started testing his patients, now he thanks me, of course this was  2 + years ago when Vit D was just becoming known.People looked at me like I was crazy!!
So The Vit D should start to help after the first month or so...don't give up but don't just give in either....find out and be informed. check out Vitamin D Council . Dr Cannell is extremely informed and it is an excelent source. Let me know how you make out. Good Energy to you. Keep In Touch.
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Thanks for helpful information. I will try to make this story as short as possible. My coldness problem started 5 years ago and got extremely severe past winter. I would come home from work, sit in the chair wrapped in the blanket and then move to bedroom to sleep under 3 covers. My problem with hand started in December. I changed the doctors and started the set of new tests. When my blood results showed the presence of antibodies which usually indicate autoimmune disease, I was sent to rheumatologist. She was confused by the result of my blood work and ordered the detail blood work. Everything came back negative. She told me that she thinks that they screwed up my blood work in my hometown. My doctor said my thyroid, my cholesterol and all other things are OK. She told me to buy a heated blanket and get warm. I asked her to recommend someone who could help me but she could not think of anyone. I am thinking of switching the doctors again as my husband suggested. I think that I will try to see a neurologist. I believe that he could bring some light to my problem. Please let me know if you have some suggestions. I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you

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the Neurologist sounds like a plan to me, especially if you've seen the others already.Stick with the VitaminD schedule. Do you excerise at all? What is your resting  B/P? Sometimes excerise will help increase blood flow thereby increasing blood flow and warmth to extremeties. But the Doctor is always the best choice to put our mind at ease and to make sure there is nothing underlying to cause these problems. Keep in touch and let me know what happens.
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