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Vitamin D deficiency????

I had my thyroid removed 2005 due to cancer.Have really battled chronic pain,fatigue,depression.Recently found out that I am Vitamin D deficient and that can cause all the symptoms I've listed.Has anyone else had this problem and the sypmtoms? I take 50,000 IUs of Vit D weekly.I am lactose intolerant so dairy is out and I don't get outside much during the winter since its <<<>>> and I work during the sunniest part of the day.Don't have a lot of energy anyway to get up and going on my days off.

Anybody?
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Are you on meds for thyroid replacement and what is your latest TSH reading?  Vit. D deficiency can contribute to these symptoms but I don't believe it can cause them entirely.  I take B complex with C and Vit D3.  Have you had your adrenals checked?  Adrenal fatigue has the same symptoms as low thyroid.  If  you can post your last blood test results, it would be helpful.
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I am on Armour Thyroid and as of Oct my test results were all great except for Vit D.I am at 141 and I should be at 50-65.All other blood tests were great.I don't know the reading because I forgot to take the results with me from my last appt.The doc said everything looked great and the dosage I'm on for Armour has been perfect.I take 150 mgs a day.I can't honestly remember if I've ever had my adrenals tested.Is that just a blood test? I'm supposed to have blood drawn again next week and I could call and ask the doc to include that in the bloodwork.I also had a hyster in 2004.I take hormone replacement,throid med,Vit D,Super B Complex,calcium,and magnesium.I don't know if this info will help you.Thanks for the reply.
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I had my adrenals tested by saliva test by my naturopath.  I not sure what other test they can do. I would ask your doctor about testing it through the blood. Hope this helps.
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I have hypothyroidism and am also Vitamin D deficient. The doctor prescribed the same thing for me as for you - those green capsules with 50,000 IU of D.  Since that time, I have been cautioned by someone on a board that I subscribe to that I need to make sure that I am getting Vitamin D3......I believe the capsules we take don't contain D3, but D2.....so they aren't helping us as much as they should.  I went out and bought specifically, D3 to supplement my diet and I also take Citrical, which has added magnesium as well as D3.  Next time I go to the pharmacy, I'm going to check out the form of D in those capsules!!!  Jo
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Thanks.I didn't know there was a difference in the D's.I just bought a bunch of calcium so I'll probably not get the Citrical just yet.I'm just sooooo tired of hurting,aching,blah,blah,blah.It's been over 2 years and I have not had good health for even 7 days in a row.I have a good one,3 bad ones,a so-so one......I'm just so sick and tired of being sick and tired.I have wonderful family support and even tho they can't help me feel better physically,the fact that they see what I go through and love me no matter my mood,that is what gets me through.Thanks for the replies.It makes me feel so not alone with my health.
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Hoping I can catch you and offer you some suggestions. I am just cruising the boards today and I saw your post on the Women's health forum and read the beautiful post you wrote to the woman wondering if anyone could tell whether or not she might be pregnant with a girl. Anyway, I loved your post (I have a 22 year old daughter, but she could have been a German Shepard :) and I would have had felt the same kind of deep love...unreal.

Anyway, if you are still posting here, let me know. I will put a message in your profile, too, hoping to catch you.

I am thinking that if you are at that spot in life where you just feel so desparate (I have been there) then you just start looking into anything that will help. I have some questions...and wondering about the HRT and the hysterectomy....

I am on Synthroid and Cytomel after a few years of Armour, so I am not negating the thyroid connection to your symptoms. And, I had a radical hysterectomy in 2000 and use the bioidenticals. I am just kidding here, but I feel like I have a PhD. or at least a Master's degree in the hystectomy/hormone connection.

Let me know if you want me to share my thoughts on this.

Mary
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Did u have ur parathyroid glands removed? Just wondering because I am having my second surgery in a few weeks, subtital first, cancer, now total thyroidectomy. I have already lost one parathyroid gland, scared will possibly lose the other three after second surgery...Any suggestions with this?
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I had a total thyroidectomy BUT I don't think I had my parathyroid glands removed.I know that seems dumb of me but I've been so sick for the past 2 years with freaking everything under the sun that I don't recall.I guess I'll get my doc to give me my records so I can answer questions better.Sorry.
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328043 tn?1200362008
The reason I ask about parathyroid is because what I have been told by my physicians if they are damaged are removed the use of VitaminD and calcium supplements are a must and also how hard it is to regulate these meds.
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I had a complete hysterectomy in Dec 2004 and I have to take calcium for that reason and my calcium levels are great.I became lactose intolerant about the same, time after years of never having a problem.I use to drink probably 3 or 4 glasses of milk a day and now I can't have any.But I don't know if that is part of the problem of being Vit D deficient or not.Also,since being sick for the last 3 years,I spend all my days in my house (unless I go to work) with the curtains pulled shut.I don't spend any length of time outdoors anymore.I need to get outside at least 20 minutes a day and that would help but saying and doing it......I have alot of body aches and pain and so on my days off I tend to just stay home and stay in.OKAY....I sound like I'm whining and I don't mean to.The sun isn't out today and its only 32 so I wouldn't want to be hanging out there for long.But when it starts getting warmer I need to just get out there.I also take my vitamins/Rx's at the same time every day.Some in the morning and some at night.I take my calcium in the morning and at dinner and then I take my thyroid meds at night before bed.I have my blood levels checked pretty regular to make sure everything is normal,but I also listen to my body.If I am worse than normal I do not hesitate to call my doc and explain.I have several other issues going on with me though.Migraines,sleep apnea,upper back and neck pain and the list goes on.Thankfully I have great doctors and they work together.I do have a CPAP machine for the apnea.

I feel like I've just went on and on.Sorry.I just woke up a little while ago.
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I just got back my lab results and was told that my TSH level is hi (7.74) and my Vit d 25-hydrox is low (14.6).  On and off my TSH level occasionally alittle high but always seemed to go back to normal. Now the new issue with my vit d.  I am not sure whats up. I am now suppose to take high levels of vit d and go back to the doctor in 3 months. Is there a relationship between Hi TSH and Low vit d?
Thanks,
Rose
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I just started the same regiment and had the same symptoms etc. Did you find the Vit D to help? There was some discussion of parathyroid issues but they said to take 50,000 for 12 weeks the come back, just hoping that its worth the wait!
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213044 tn?1236527460
I don't know if this will be of any help to any of you, but I want to chime in.

I had a test run that says vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy, and then lists the results.

My Endo told me I had a vitamin D deficiency, and put me on 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. For me, she specified D3.

Two months later my test results came back in the middle of the test range.

Other's needs may be different, but there are various forms of vitamin D.
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