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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:37 PM

One of my rheumies said that people with scleroderma sometimes have low vitamin d so he tested me. sure enough, my vitamin d is low.

my internal physician just told me that he had a hunch that my symptoms of exhaustion, soreness, etc. may be caused by having low vitamin d with normal calcium levels. anyone ever hear of this?

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:29 PM

I too have low vitamin D. We have a whole section on Vitamin D being a possible cause of autoimmune diseases, including scleroderma. Check it out:

Vitamin D deficiency

I started taking 400 IU of vit D about 8 months ago and I feel it's made a difference. Of course I also started cellcept then, so it's hard to say. From some of the studies you'll read the importance of D in maintaining health. I'm glad your doctors caught it. Hope it makes you feel better.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:38 PM

That's really weird as one of my general practitioner's said that my Vitamin D is so high it is through the roof. My rheumatologist though insists that I take Vitamin D and Caltrate tablets though as I am on Prednisolone.

MY general practitioner mentioned that if your eyes are sensitive to the sunlight - which mine are- then that is a sign of having high vitamin d levels.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:51 PM

When I was first diagnosed with CREST, blood tests revealed very low vitamin D levels. I was told to start dosing immediately with D. I started to, but with all the medications for the toe recently plus my original eight pills a day, I must admit, I've slacked off.

It is what it is...........

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:11 AM


Yes, this is fairly common, but new information. Last year my rheumatologist started screening all of his patients for Vit D deficiency and most of them were deficient. I hope with some supplementation you'll start feeling a little better!
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:45 AM

I read somewhere about this and had my rheumatologist test me....mine were normal.

I hope it helps you feel better Vegan.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 08:38 AM

This is all interesting to me... I never realized this before this post... thanks for posting this thread, Vegan and your replies, Everybody!

Hugs, to ya'all!
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