Six weeks ago. I was diagnosed as Vitamin D-def. My vitamin D level was at 6. My doctor has me taking 1 tablet of 50,000 mlg. of vitamin D a week. I am in severe pain in all my joints and having trouble standing, walking and sleeping. Lately a lot of nausea as well. Is there anything that I can take or do to help with the pain?
I think you need to see your doctor again. It sounds as if there is MORE to your problem than the Vitamin D deficiency. I am a 64-year-old cancer patient myself and after several months on 50 mg once weekly, my Vitamin D levels have risen and I have more energy. My doctor has now placed me on 1,000 mg Vitamin D in morning and 1,000 mg again in the evening. Please follow-up with your doctor again.
I had the same problem. It was like bands around my joints. You have o/d on Vit D. Do not take another one, till you call your doctor. You said you are on 1 a week? I was on 2 a week and the pain is unreal. I hardly could walk. It got better the next day. Thank the Lord.
I am now back to 1 a week. I feel better now... : )
It will take time for the supplements to kick in. I am also on medication for vit d defficiency and i can tell you that you will not feel better before a couple of months. however, in the beginning of my treatment, my doctor prescribed me something for the pain along with the vitamins. So why dont you ask your doctor to prescribe you something? Also, its very important that you get some sunlight exposure everyday. like around 15 to 20 mins on bare skin. Get well soon.
Hey, that sounds very familiar, mine tested way low also! I take the same amount as you also once a week! I was told it is a very important supplement to take and monitor, in my case this and B-12 and Iron have helped some of my cognitive issues from the brain cancer and other operations when the site and skull bone became infected. My insurance company actually pays for a certain amount of D since I live in the Pacific NW! Not much sunshine when it rains or snows all winter. Wow, I dont know about the pain thing, sounds like when they had me on steroids! Woke up one morning and could not walk, they lowered dose and then the pain set in and I will not take Decadron or any steroid again, now that I know it will make me hurt and incapable of walking!
the best thing anyone can do to boost levels of any vitamin in ther body is to start juicing. find nutrition information on what your body is lacking and start drinking your way to a healthy diet. the energy you start feeling is a high in itself. juice spinach, bananas fruit and vegetables are your best way of getting vitamins.not to mention great for digestion.
Vitamin D deficiency is the new "disease of the century". Ever since doctors and advertisements have been telling people to use sunscreens, and stay out of the sun, they have been finding more, and more pain problems from Vit. D deficiency. Rickets, which is a very old disease has made a new comeback!! Along with the Vit. D 50,000 IU, you should also be taking calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K. I don't think that you can find Vit. K alone, it generally comes with minerals or a multivitamin.
The doctor who is an expert in this problem is generally a rheumatologist, or an endocrinologist. That is who should be monitoring your levels and medications.
Best of luck to you!!!
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