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Dr.'s Phenomenon Hunch

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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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Vegan,
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.

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.

 

Take care

Celia

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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.


Tru

 

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

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Vegan,

 

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!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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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