Re: Tendonitis/tendon tightness or a popping sensation which causes great pain. For me this seems to have been caused by Vitamin D3! Although my D3 level is always low, when I start having tendon problems I back off a bit and thankfully this has worked every time so far. When I resume taking the D3 as prescribed, the tendon issues inevitably start up again after a while. My doctor is totally stumped as to why this happens, however I’m just grateful to have (accidentally!) found some relief for the time being.
My mother was recently diagnosed with DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis of the wrist - she was in a lot of pain. When she called and told me about it I suggested she contact her doctor to ask if he’d allow her to try stepping down her D3 supplementation for a few days. When I called her later in the week to check on her, she said she‘d actually forgotten all about it!
I also have a relative who was diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture several years ago. I think his condition may likely be related to D3 excess as well. I have no way of knowing for sure whether this is actually the case or not, but he tells me stepping down his D3 dose seems to help him as well. I’d think that if anyone here is suffering with this painful and disfiguring condition, lowering the D3 dosage or frequency for a while might be well worth trying.
***Of course it’s imperative to check with your doctor before making any changes to the supplementation regimen he/she has prescribed especially for you!***
(Disclaimer: I don’t have scleroderma afaik, but I sincerely hope this information will be helpful to some or all of you dear souls who do. May each of you find peace, wellness and happiness just around the “bend” [the pun was totally intended because hey - if we’re not laughing, we’re not living!]).
Medical Mistery (sic)