I ask this question because both a member on the Arthritis Community, and myself have seen a corelation between taking NSAID for arthritis and depletion of Vit D ... is this just coincidence or is there a possible connection?
I have had two complete round of bloodwork ($1,600 worth) to ascertain that mine is not due to thyroid or any other medical condition (I have history of calcium oxalate kidney stones, early small melanoma and small finding of thyroid cancer both in '07) and all thank goodness came back 100% normal except for the Vitamin D which was 9 on a ref. range of normal being 32-100. I had joint pain, depression, constipation, conentration issues -- all symptoms similar to hypothyroid TSH yet my TSH was normal (2.3) and regulated on Synthroid. My TSH fluctuates between 1.8 and 2.3 due to side effects of not being able to take more Synthroid for supression due to anxiety side effects.
Once I began taking my Vit D supplements (first 6 weeks 100,000 iu's followed by 1X week 50,000 iu's) my recheck is normal at 32 with no symptoms.
I am on Mobic 15mgs for severe chronic tibial tendonitis and arthritis in my ankle.
Same timeframe Vit D depleted.
My docs feel it's from change of lifestyle since a small melanoma was removed in '07 that now I stay in shade and use higher SPF sunscreen. And, of course, at that magical age (50) where this stuff appears.
I wonder about the Mobic and was brought up on Arthritis Community.
BTW, all labs are normal while on Mobic except for the Vit D. They test ev. 3-6mos Kidney function, etc. 24 Hr is normal, too.
Thanks for your time ---
Co- CL Thyroid & Asthma