Turned out according to my lab tests that my vitamin D is low. i've been taking vitamin D supplements, vit C calcium daily plus 15 min sunshine exposure. How long before I start feeling better?
Vitamin D Insufficiency - Pain in several joints for a couple of months now?
Question posted by Amalnaggar on 26 Aug 2009
Last updated on 9 June 2020 by wmbfpz
I have heard that a study was done on people who had suffered broken bones as a result of a fall. This led through a series of body chemical analysis to the body cannibalising the bones to get the calcium.
The joint pain was also an associated symptom. It was a result of bad diet and a specific dietary cure was to take chicken cartilage which health shops sell or to get chicken joints and blend them and serve as part of a chicken soup which was better absorbed for elderly people.
If you can get any sun bathing in, even for a minute it will help you. Ginger haired people burn easily.
Sun and Vitamin D (from research done for victims of CV19
The key is to do it when the SUN is above 45 degrees - over head is best as there is less atmosphere to absorb the Ultra-violet rays which cause the Vitamin production in the SKIN
Do it for half the time it would take you to burn. Don't use any protection sun cream as this prevents Vitamin D production. if you are white you only need to do for 10 - 20 minutes. This gives you around 20,000 IU Vitamin D.
Your skin creates the Vitamin D and it is then re-absorbed through the Skin so it is important NOT to wash all over for as long as possible to allow skin absorption. Wash hands face and nappy areas of course but let your skin do its job. If you want to sunbathe for longer then apply sun screen. Black people don't need it - see below.
Darker skinned people need to do it for longer - this is a major reason why they are more susceptible to chest infections, CV19, as they are usually Vitamin D deficient. Same is true for any house bound or care home bound patients. Whereas Ladies take children to school, shop, take dog for a walk, most men work in offices/factories where they get little sunlight. resulting in Vitamin D deficiency and so more susceptible to Man-Flu, CV19, flu's etc.
Supplements are like a sugar rush lasting for a peak over 2- 4 hours. So rather than take them in one dose, its better to take 10,000 at food times Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, giving 40,000 for the day. Especially in Winter.
If like me you are over weight, your body fat reduces the Vitamin D released throgh teh Body Fat so you may still require supplemented Vitamin D.
Always check with your Dr / GP and work out whats the best for you in your current situation and problems.
In Indonesia Drs learnt that people which were deficient in Vitamin D were ten times more likely to die of CV19 that those with Normal Vitamin D. They had no patients which were High in Vitamin D. So make sure you are High in Vitamin D and let your immune system defend you and kick out any such infection.
In the mid 1930's sunbathing was the known cure for over 165 known diseases. So if you are under lock down, make sure that you get fresh air - AIR your house / Home, sun bathe.
If you must wear a mask for public transport, make sure you take it off as soon as you can and get fresh air as soon as possible and let the mask air and let the sun shine on it for a few minutes as it will kill any CV19 virus on it.
Be well, Pray Forgive Believe.
I was just diagnosed with low Vitamin D. I originally went to the doctor because of severe leg, feet, and hand cramps. He did blood work, and it turns out my level is 5.9. I am now on 50,000 iu per week and 2000 iu per day. I just started this week, but I honestly feel worse instead of better. My muscle cramps are much worse. Of course, I know it's early in the treatment, but I too, would like to know how long before I start feeling better. I work full time, and I am so exhausted, I can hardly function.
Just recently a study showed that after 35 samples of different Vitamin D manufacturers were tested, many of them did not have the correct strength of Vitamin D, ranging from 10% to 140% of the dose labeled on the bottle. If instead you have a prescription for it, then it IS regulated by the FDA. It's vitamins and herbals, OTC which are not evaluated or regulated by the FDA. That's one more reason why it's important to get your blood tested for your vitamin D levels. Also consumerlabs.com tests many of the vitamins and herbal to determine if they have the dose claimed as well as whether they have toxiins like lead in them.
I have been on 50,000 units at first. Then 1,000 per week. Vit D. Is essential for healing as well as maintaining calcium levels and other functions.
I answered above, but the clerk saying it is not to be taken with calcium was totally wrong. So goes the untrained clerk anywhere.
Once your level is up, follow up blood test needed, and calcium is within tolerance, you will be adjusted. Getting outside is great. However, in winter the sun is not as direct and if you are where it snows or stays cloudy a lot, you can't get enough outside. So stick with the supplements and get what sun you like. Just remember not to get sunburn. After fifteen minutes you will need a sunscreen.
Good thing they caught this. Glad you had thorough blood tests. You didn't mention your age. This may have something to do with the joints you mentioned. Write when you have more questions. Karen
Another significant risk from not having enough Vitamin D can be high parathyroid levels which deteriorate your bones and every organ in the body. That's why I'm taking 5,000 units of vitamin D a day--ordered by an endocrinologist. It's very different from the thyroid which is an entirely different part of the body.
I take D, 4,000 ui a day per my doc. But I've read I should take like 10,000 til I feel better. I'm going to try it. This pain is killing me!!! I'm also B-12 and Iron deficient. I feel horrible and I'm going to do everything possible to get better! I'm too young for this!! I can't wait for spring & summer! I Need Sun!!
I was just recently diagnosed with vitamin d sufficiency. My doctor put me on vitamin d2 1.25 mg (50,000 unit) once a week for 3 months. Then I am suppose to go back for more blood tests. I just started taking it yesterday. Last night and all day today I have had painful leg cramps. Is it possible that it is a side effect, and would it start so soon after starting the medication?
I had Vitamin D Insufficiency. I was taking vitamin D supplements, but did not start feeling better. I started going tanning at a salon on a regular basis and after a month I felt like a different person. I stopped taking the supplements and have been fine. I go tanning about 3 times a week for 8-12 min each session. In the winter I go a little more usually every other day and in the summer a little less if I get out in the sun.
does anybody know about using ultraviolet lamps at home? are they safe? are they effective in raising vitamin d levels? and if they are, how much exposure to it should you get?
i have very low vitamin d as well. my doctor says i should be taking in as much as possible becuz the meds i'm on suck it right out of me. i take 1000mg of vit. d 3times daily plus the calcium&d 1200mg twice daily. im also supposed to get as much sun exposure as i can. vit.d milk(yuck), you name it. even with all that i still have joint pain and weakness. i also bruise super easily. i find bruises i have no idea how or when they appeared. if i know i hit something, holy smokes will i get a bruise, like i got hit twice as hard as i actually did. they stick around too, it's great. i look like a battered wife sometimes. im pretty sure its just something that goes along with low vit.d. i dont really worry about it. i figure, im doing what my doctor says i should do, i trust him, so i just roll with it. sucks sometimes, but i think we'll be fine;) Brande
i posted the original question about having vitamin d insufficiency. there r news though. ok, now a couple of weeks ago i found 2 bruises on my right knee. i called my doctor and he asked how big they were, i told him and he told me not to worry about it, that i probably banged against something. hmmm. usually when i get a bruise, and i dont bruise easily, i remember if i hit something. anyways after 4 or 5 days they disappeared. TODAY though, i was writing something and found another bruise on one of the joints of my right thumb. so i actually went and showed it to him. he looked at it and told me not to worry about it and that its a simple bruise and will go away. SHOULD i worry??
i just found out that we should be takin vit d with vit a or alone, not with calcium, cause it stops the d to do its job..thats what a few people from the vitamin store told me..wow, i NEED to get better doc advice !! hope this helps and hope its true.
I am a 64-year-old female post thyroid cancer. My primary care physician put me on Vitamin D 1.25 mg once a week about two months ago after blood test determined that I was deficient. I take on Sunday evenings. I noticed on the next day a marked increase in my energy level. After two weeks I wrote my doctor a letter to report this and upon receipt of the letter he immediately called me. I asked if I could take in twice a week on Thursday and Sunday. Unfortunately, no. He is very pleased with my progress and said maybe he should take it too. I hope he does not take me off Vitamin D. I love the way I feel for the first three-four days after taking it.
what is the difference if i take vitamin d in the form of drops or shots? because my doctor prescribed drops for me. i forgot to mention that i also had a rheumatoid factor test which came back negative even though i tested positive for anti-ccp: the result was 5. the doctor said he's ruling out RA and OA because my symptoms dont match: no stiffness or swelling etc.
My friend also has vitamin D in sufficiency. She has to have vitamin D shots once a month.
Vitamin D in sufficiency can also happen because your body doesn't absorb the vitamin D properly. It doesn't matter how much extra vitamin D supplements you take. The vitamin D shots go directly through your body and your body will absorb it. You will notice an improvement after the first shot and begin to feel better.
I would suggest you talk to your doctor about it to see if he thinks the vitamin D shots would be beneficial to you.
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