I have been diagnosed with vit D deficiency. My doctor has me on 3,000 ius a day. I have been taking it for three weeks tomorrow. My level was 20 ng. I was also reading that I should be taking other vitamins to help the vit D take affect. I guess I am so confused about all this happening to me. I have been such a normal hard working mother and the last 6 months have been hell. It got really bad around December. I thought I was going crazy. I felt so tired, sore muscles, hands falling asleep, dropping everything all the time, weak legs. To tired to work out, which I did 5 days a week. I was in a fog all the time, forget everything, irritable, anxious all the time, panic attacks started. I have had a few better days since seeing my dr. and I really like him he thought it was a vitamin deficiency almost right away and ran a million tests. I see him again in may to see if my levels are better but wow I didn't now this was such a long recovery. I did have my gallbladder removed in January so I thought maybe that was why I felt so bad but I found out the deficiency could have been the gallbladder cause. Sorry for rambling on, I guess I just want to know am I taking enough vit d and should I be taking any other supplements to help it.
I've been in the same situation before and after a year of taking vit supplements, i feel much better now. Although I still feel foggy sometimes, i really feel the improvement in terms of muscle pains and fatigue. Also, I am now feeling refreshed after sleep unlike before that I already feel exhausted from the time I woke up in the morning. I started taking 2,000 iu of vit d3 in april last year for around 4-5 months and I increased my dosage to 5,000 iu after that. I am also taking magnesium and calcium supplements.
Based on my experience, we really need patience while dealing with vit d deficiency as it takes time to feel the gradual improvement.
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