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Vitamin D deficiency

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#1 inkedup


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:45 AM


I got some blood test results back from my general practitioner today, and she was quite concerned that my Vitamin D levels were very low. I have read that people with Scleroderma are often deficient in this vitamin, and it may go someway to explain some of the muscle pain I get when going uphill. Has anyone else experience of this, and do you think that intolerance to cold means we are covered up from the sun, the main source of Vitamin D?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

Hello Inkedup

We have a lot of information about vitamin D that you may find useful and you're right many people with scleroderma have low vitamin D. I do know that low vitamin D can cause lack of muscle tone.

As you say one of the causes of the lack of vitamin D is the lack of sunlight, the thing is, if you're on MMF (mycophenolate) like myself you're supposed to avoid the sun at all costs! Go figure! If I ever chase up my blood test results I'll know if mine is low!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:53 PM

Hi Inkedup, I take calcium with Vit D3 because my levels were low & they thought it might help with some of the joint/bone pain I was feeling but I can't say it helped me but then everyone is different.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

You get this in Rheumatoid Arthritis but I have R.A and Scl mild. Mine has been low but can't rembember if I had anything for it
as if I feel fine then that's it . Chris

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Me again. Well I sit in the sun in my swimsuit by the pool ( should not really as I take MTX ) but have done it for years. Cannot remember if/ when the vit D was low.

It might be the MTX or another drug we take that lowers it. Anyway I never worry if I feel fine .

I am alive and thats it ha ha.

love Christine