Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Vitamin d deficiency

This summer I got my blood tested and during that time I spent hours in the sun daily. I started getting knee pain that I never had before and was told i have arthritis and cycts in the back of my knee.... now it is december and my doctor looked up my file and told me that my vitamin d is dangerously low and it is serious because I am high risk for multiple sclerosis among other things. I eat a lot of tuna, salmon eggs milk, i don't know how it could be so low? Esp spending so much time in the sun at that time suntanning everyday.
Well after blood tests were done I started to feel very weak and ALL my bones (from my fingers to my back to my chest and esp my feet) and muscles would ache. Walking is hard for me because of the weakness/fatigue/dizzyness and pain i spent a lot of my time indoors for the last few months and taking painkillers. I now have other things going on I get weird tingling sensations and numbness in my face hands feet, blurred vision at times, basically all the symptoms it says. I didn't knwo what was wrong with me until going to my doctor and he told me it is dangerously low and seemed very concerned. could this mean that my vitamin level could be even lower since i have not been out in the sun for a few months (maybe once a week). Should I get my levels taken again since it was last taken in august? Also I have been taking vit D supplements and I was wondering how long will it take? Some days i feel like I am dying.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
681148 tn?1437661591
Yes, you should recheck your vitamin D levels regularly.  It is suggested to do this every 6 months.  Your doctor should have prescribed a weekly megadose.  If you're taking this, you still need to take at least 2,000 iu vitamin D3 everyday.  That's how both my conventional and natural doctors had me do it.  I still take 5,000 to 6,000 iu vitamin D3.  I buy my vitamin D3 from swansonvitamins.com.  Like you, I was dangerously low on my vitamin D before doing this.  
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I  have been suffering with all of your symptoms for years and finally a few months ago after being tested for anything and everything was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency.  I have come to realize that this is so common but for some reason is left undiagnosed in most people so consider yourself lucky.  I started taking Spring Valley brand from Wal-mart and was seeing improvement in my symptoms but then I switched to more expensive brands from the health food store and progress came to a stand still. so today I went out and bought the Spring Valley D3 5000iu and almost immediately I could feel an improvement. It was like something was lifted and I just felt happy. If you read other posts, there have been other people that experience the exact same thing.  Once you start taking the D you should start to have good days and bad days and you will know that it's from the D. I've read articles that say it can take up to nine months for full relief. If you take 5000iu a day your levels should be in the optimal range in two months. The 50,000iu D2 prescription that the doctors give out is not  reccommended.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the General Health Community

Top General Health Answerers
Avatar universal
Other
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482849837
AL
80052 tn?1550343332
way off the beaten track!, BC
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.