Dr.'s Phenomenon Hunch
Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:37 PM
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?
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
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.
Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:51 PM
It is what it is...........
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!
Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:45 AM
I hope it helps you feel better Vegan.
Posted 27 October 2007 - 08:38 AM
Hugs, to ya'all!