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Vitamin D and Me...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I thought I might post this blog for others to read - it might be something that affect you also. This is strange, but here goes...

Two years ago my Diabetic Dr. suggested I go on Vitamin D and recommended 2,000 units for me to take as it showed on my blood test my D was on the low side. Being on Diabetic meds and with the many days of overcast skies, I don't get a lot of sunshine! I said Ok, went to Walgreen's and purchased a bottle - in fact, I bought one and got one free. I was a excited about my new health kick and knew again I would be improving my body with the Vitamin D. Well you know, everyone is taking it and also taking Calcium.

After a few weeks, I notice I started having lower back pain. I didn't pay to much to it, but I am aware of the lower back as I had many years ago torn muscles and ligaments (that's another story) so it is a weak area. Another week or so went by and my lower back started hurting more. I thought, the only thing I have changed in my life was taking the Vitamin D - so, I went off it. In less than a week the pain subsided. When I went back to my Dr. for my blood test and regular 3 months check up, I told him about my findings. He said, 'I have never heard of such a thing!' Well, to my astonishment, I am now thinking - what the heck is wrong with me??? I am the only one in the world who has this lower back pain from what I suspect is from the Vitamin D??? So, I went back on the Vitamin - and guess what, the pain came back again in about a week - so again I went off it and at the next visit told my Dr. I just can't take it. I am no longer with that Dr., not because of him but, because of a snotty receptionist...

So, I found a new Dr. and I am very happy with her. I have been with her about a year. She suggested again that I go on Vitamin D based on my blood test. I told her my story and she said, well try 1,000 units. Well, you know where this is going - had to go buy more Vitamin D as I gave the other bottles to my daughter. Started taking the Vitamin D and within a week my lower back started hurting, but also - are you ready for this??? - the insides of my elbows, knees and ankles had sore spots. I went to the Dr. and discussed this and they checked me for Fibro and nothing indicated I had that. I talked again about the problems I was having with the Vitamin D in the past - and my Dr. just looked at me like I didn't know what I was talking about. At the time I started taking the lower dose of D, I also started a Multi Vitamin. I really felt my body needed this as I felt really good after about 3 weeks. But, had mild lower back pain again as I said earlier. So I went off the 1,000 units of D - AGAIN! Well, guess what??? I still had the lower back pain, but just enough to aggravate me in the morning upon getting up. I am saying it can't be my bed, I just bought a new one last year and didn't have any pain. Then the light bulb went on big time! Multi Vitamin = Vitamin D! Yup, it is in there - so went off that 2 weeks ago and the pain is now gone!

This is my story - do you believe it??? How many other people have this problem because a Vitamin or supplement that doesn't agree with their body - I am a firm believer that when you have a problem and you have added something new to your routine even if it is meds the Dr. prescribed, check it out - go off it - see if the symptoms disappear - go on it again, see if they come back. I did and Vitamin D is not for me, how about you???

and, so it goes on my side of town...
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    Good suggestions MORTICIA - certainly will consider the lightbox...
    1935 days ago
    Maybe you can get your vitamin D from sunlight or a light box instead of ingesting it and see if that helps.
    1935 days ago
    Good hearing it is working for you - I wish I knew why I have difficulty taking D! I am even researching it on the Internet - maybe there I can find some answers. Thank for the comment...
    1935 days ago
    My blood work consistently shows a Vitamin D deficiency. I have to take a supplement and I feel so much better.
    1935 days ago
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