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Hi, i came across this forum and just wanted a bit of advice after reading through people's posts. I have some of the same symptoms people have listed but not as varied so wondered if i could get some feedback...
I first started feeling tired in 2010 and after being put on various vitamins (iron, magnesium and B12) none of which worked, i was told by doctors it was due to emotions - that it was either stress or depression (which i know it's not!).
In summer 2012 i had a whole host of digestive problems and recently found out i am allergic to wheat but the tiredness has gotten worse, my symptoms include:
- extreme mental/physical fatigue - brain fog, poor concentration, tired/heavy eyes, general feeling of tiredness from morning to evening
- infrequent chest pains - sudden sharp stabbing pains which subside after a few seconds
- dizziness - not that often
- pins and needles
- itchy skin - feelings of bugs crawling over my legs
- thirsty
- recently my bowel frequency has increased

However i do not get any pains or spasms and i'd say the extreme fatigue is the worst problem - i probably have other symptoms but i can't think of them all off the top of my head. I had a blood test and was told my vit D levels are low so i wondered if that could be the problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Its amazing how much vitamin d really does in our bodies. I was so tired for three years, that getting out of bed was an ordeal. My doctor kept thinking it was depression. However I know I was not depressed. My body just wouldn't keep up with me. I started on 50,000 IU of d weekly for 8 weeks. the first 5 weeks were a wild ride of ups and downs as my levels of d fell as the week progressed. Monday was pill day and I felt great, but by Wednesday I could feel the old symptoms come back. It was week 6 that I started making it through most of the week. I am now on 2000 iu of d3 daily. Make sure you are getting magnesium with your  vitamin d. It is so important because they work together.
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Hi Namooni, thanks so much for your reply. I have the same thing - its a struggle to get out of bed. I was told my vitamin D levels were low but not deficient, i am on approx 2,000 IU daily and i've been taking it for a week so i'll see how it goes. I was told that zinc could also be the problem in terms of fatigue so i'm on 30mg daily. I will definitely get some magnesium, thanks for the recommendation.
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For two years (March 2010 to September 2012) I suffered like you - mental fog, fatigue, minimized my social interaction, chest pain, anxiety, pins and needle, only 2 hours sleep per night. It was hell. I came across this forum. Pushed my doctor and got on 5000 iu per day. My Vit D level improved to 40 in 4 months and to 59 in 7 months. I did not notice any chnage for initail 3 months (it was up and down), started feeling some chnage after 5-6 months but got totally cured after 7 months. My level is 59 now and I started to maintain it at that level using 2500 iu per day. Be patient and keep taking the Vitamin D supplement every day after meal, test your levels every 3 months and get your life back. Make sure taht you do not go beyond 100. Also, do not go lower than 30-35. The best is 50 to 80.

All the best..
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