You're absolutely right! It's a relatively cheap blood test -- vitamin D, B6, B12. I've had over $30,000 in tests including 3 MRIs and an EMG. Can you believe the healthcare system and how wasteful it is? Wouldn't it have been more cost effective to just run the blood test and treat your deficiency? Then, if you didn't respond to vitamin therapy, they could start looking for another underlying disease. Also, until I read other people's symptoms, I hadn't realized that vitamin D deficiency was such an MS mimic.
Even healthy people should probably track their vitamin levels just as they do their cholesterol levels.
This is my first time posting on this site. I am a survivor of a Vitamin D deficiency so bad. Today my prognosis is a pure vitamin D deficiency symptoms
I was just wondering how long did it take for you to get the anxiety down? I seem to be having sever mood swings, especially towards anxiety.. I get random anxiety attacks and my Vitamin D level was 20, now it is around 30 but I still suffer from anxiety attacks.. However, I have noticed that the severity has reduced by 10-15% and have slightly more control over them.... So just wanted to know how long did it take for anxiety symptoms to resolve? My doctors are still not convinced that Vitamin D can cause such symptoms but after reading the posts here and doing some research online, it seems it is very possible.. This is my 3rd week of treatment..
Some info from the web:
Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you I've been busy and only sporadically visit this site. You're doing better than I am -- I started at 20 and I'm only up to 27. However, I've heard that vitamin D can definitely have a positive impact on mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Hey, if after only 3 weeks your symptoms are reduced 10-15% it sounds as if you might get a lot better as your D levels rise.
Wow, really glad (on my part) to see all your symptoms with this. I thought for sure I have been losing my mind for years. I've been tested for everything under the sun it seems, all but D until now. Last checked I was at 6. I go back in about 2 weeks to have it checked again and am hoping for at least a 7 :) So far after a few weeks of taking the D I feel no better, just worse... BUT keeping hope that it'll kick in soon and I'll start feeling a tad bit better.