Fist of all, let me tell you how relieved I am to have found this forum. There are people out there that are going through the same thing as me! I've been feeling like I'm completely crazy. About 6 months ago I started to feel sick everyday. Fatigue, dizziness, night sweats, lightheadedness, achy muscles etc. I already suffer from anxiety, so of course I had diagnosed myself with everything from cancer to Lupus. I sent myself to the ER once because I was sure I was having a heart attack (it was the anxiety). They sent me home, telling me that everything was okay. I thought I was losing my mind. How could everything be okay when I feel awful every day?! Prior to this I was a healthy, energetic, fun carefree girl. I went back for a follow up with my GP. They did a lot of tests on me including chest x-ray, ekg, thyroid, and extensive blood work. Everything came back normal besides my Vitamin D. My level was at a 15! My doctor said that could definitely be the reason for my symptoms. Just a week ago he prescribed me vitamin D3 50,000. I have only taken it once and obviously am not feeling any better yet. Does anyone have any success stories with raising their vitamin D and feeling better? How long did it take before you began to feel like yourself again? Any support would be greatly appreciated.
If I didn't know any better, I would have thought someone was talking about me!!!
Just diagnosed last week... almost the exact same symptoms, was under a ton of stress between work, home, and family members with poor health!! Thought I was either going crazy or there was something drastically wrong. Panic attacks started last November and gradually got worse... ended up in the ER 3 times and then vertigo started to set in.. So I've been a dizzy, panic person for the last 3 months.
I've had a sinus infection for months, blamed on allergies... vertigo... ear infection. They just put me on a
Can't even type..lol... just got off a round of steroids for the sinus infection.. so I'm all over the place for the last couple of days....
Doctor has me on 5 000/a day for a month.. then 2 000/a day forever... and lots of sunshine... which is hard, because it's been such a long dull winter here... think we saw the sun for 10 minutes the other day...
My level was at 13, and I was also told the script for the steroids might lower that.. just what I need, have to go back in 2 months for blood work to see where I'm at...
Just glad to have others going through the same thing!! Feel less crazy and a little more human knowing I'm not alone...
D doesn't stay in the body so if you take it weekly your body will be on a roller coaster of ups and downs.
You need magnesium to balance the calcium that will be better utilized. It will also help with the anxiety.
Extra calcium is not good to take if you get enough in your diet. Too much calcium causes heart attacks and kidney stones.
Vitamin K2 (MK4) is needed to direct Calcium into bones and away from arteries/soft tissue. If you're on meds that conflict with K2, then you won't be able to take this.
Vitamin B2 and Boron might be helpful to work with the D.
Most people are also deficient in magnesium as well as D. Being low in B12 is not uncommon either.
It took at least 2 months to start to see improvements
I took 10,000iu of D3 daily to raise levels.
The first few weeks were torture with the bone pain.
Topical magnesium helped along with oral magnesium. Also Epsom salt baths/foot baths. I make Magnesium Oil and add it to lotion to apply. The 'oil' can sting the skin.
The only way to get D3 from the sun is through uvb rays. These aren't available all the time. It depends on where you live and the sun's position in the sky. The sun might be out, but it doesn't mean you'll make D3 in your body.
If you wear sunscreen you'll block uvb rays. If you shower too soon after being in the sun your body won't get the benefit of the D3 process.
It's good the doctor said D3 daily for life. It's sad but true. 2,000iu might not be enough. Make sure to test D levels twice a year.
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