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It's Not All In My Head!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A very welcome email from my doctor this morning - my Vitamin D is definitely LOW and she has prescribed an additional 1000 IU a day for me with more calcium.

On Friday after my appointment, I had already decided myself to start taking 400 IU a day, vowing that I would stop if she told me to. I swear that even with 2 days of the added supplement, I was feeling a BIT cheerier than I have been, but thought I had to be crazy to think so. Since she is now recommending I take MORE - I'm thinking I'm not so crazy after all.

Osteoporosis runs in my family, so I'm not going to take any risks with this. Not only is it mood degeneration, but it's also bone degeneration (thus my need for more calcium as well), so I may as well take the supplements I need now and be able to continue my healthy lifestyle long into my future with healthy bones and teeth to match.

This is good news indeed. With a little mood lift from the added Vitamin D, a warm-up in the February Freeze we've been having lately outside, and a bright and sunny Sunday, I feel like Spring is just around the corner!
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    Glad you are feeling better and this is helping!
    2621 days ago
    Simple solutions are the best- and you're getting a twofer! I'm glad you're already feeling better.
    2622 days ago
    Vitamin D supplements helped to relieve my chronic back and joint pain and allowed me to start Sparking in earnest. I'd never realized that anxiety attacks and heart palpitations were symptoms of low vitamin D. I think maybe my daughter is deficient too. I'll have to get her to check. Thanks.
    2622 days ago
  • WYND10
    I am glad you're feeling better!
    2622 days ago
    Our bodies talk to us...we just have to listen. Glad you listened and are feeling cheery! Enjoy the day.
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    2622 days ago
    Just curious.... how did you know you needed more Vitamin D?
    I wondered only because it turned out I needed more (LOTS more!), but I didn't find out until I had been dealing with a lot of things at once. Back pain issues, anxiety/panic attacks (when I'd NEVER had them before), heart flutters in my chest...
    I thought it was just me, because it started happening when an extremely emotional event triggered it... luckily hubby made me go to the dr eventually, and even as stubborn as i am, i couldn't argue against it.
    its amazing what a vitamin D deficiency can do... feeling worlds better now!
    So glad you figured out your problem and can take steps to fix it... and of course its not in your head! We know our (minds and bodies) better than anyone else! We just forget to listen to them sometimes. :p
    2622 days ago
  • JRZG8R
    Interesting. Glad you found this improvement.
    2622 days ago
    vitamin makes such a huge difference!
    2623 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    emoticon Good to get things diagnosed and sorted!
    2623 days ago
    Great reminder, Sweetie! vit D plays a vital role in our physical and therefore, our emotional well-being! Thanks for sharing this emoticon
    2623 days ago
    Walking home from church this morning I saw a bunch of red breasted robins in the tree near the hardware store. Maybe the groundhog was right predicting an early spring. It is more than welcome.
    2623 days ago
    Our bodies know what they need, don't they? I'm trying to develop the relationship between mind and body. It's always nice to get that validation from the doc!

    I'm glad you're enjoying your sunny day! emoticon
    2623 days ago
    Good news from Doc, Awesome!
    2623 days ago
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