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blood tests/sclero " Vit D"

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#1 cats



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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:57 PM

Just to report I had my blood tests this week. I'm thankful all of them negative except that my Vitamin D level is very low. Has any one experienced this with sclero?


Hopefully with the supplement I have to take I will feel better and get rid of the sclero symptoms. The rheumatologiist I went to was very thorough. My nails show no sign of Raynauds.  I do have fibromyalgia that could account for some.of the symptoms as some are the same as sclero.


I have found this forum to be very informative.  I will keep you posted as to how I feel once the Vitamin D raises me up so to speak.

#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

Hi Cats,

I'm glad your tests have come out good so far, except for the Vitamin D. There is a strong relationship between Vitamin D and autoimmune diseases.

Please see our page on Vitamin D Deficiency, Sunshine, and Scleroderma.

Who knows, maybe prompt treatment will head things off at the pass! Please keep us informed.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:49 PM

I was tested as well, but mine was normal. My rheumatologist stated that many with sclero are low however. It's an easy one to fix anyway!
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

I experienced severe Vit D deficiency where I had to take 50000 iu weekly for 2 months to get it back to normal. I just had more blood work today and asked them to check my levels again. I'm going to read the link Shelley provided too. My rheumatologist didn't tell me there was a link between the deficiency and sclero. Thanks Shelley!
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