Friday, July 26, 2013
First, I want to thank you for your notes of encouragement and prayers. I am feeling better today, and I wanted you to know.
I saw my Dr. and I have several things going on right now, the fatigue is mostly caused by the Lupus, but I also have my thyroid so out of wack that I need follow up on that as well as my Vit D level being dangerously low.
I am part of a huge Lupus study being conducted out of University of San Francisco. I have been a part of it for many years, and they are making some advances in Lupus that will help us all.
It was through them that they asked if I have had my vitamin D checked, because it is a real problem for those of us who must stay out of the sun. I hadn't thought of it, and my Dr hadn't either-which is too bad because he is a rheumatologist and should have asked to have it checked.
So, I am telling you to get your checked if your Dr hasn't done this! I am now taking mega doses, and taking it with magnesium which helps it to absorb.
This is another reason I am so fatigued, so please have your levels checked as well.
I hope your day is going better, your support has been so encouraging!