Health I thought my back pain and exhaustion were normal, until I discovered I had a serious vitamin deficiency

18:05  14 june  2018
18:05  14 june  2018 Source:   hellogiggles.com

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When I started to notice a few changes in my body, such as increased exhaustion and a funky mood, I got worried. Turns out, a vitamin D deficiency was In the ambulance on the way to the emergency room, it was discovered that she had developed a severe case of cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection

a close up of a device © robynmac/Getty Images, Science Photo Library/Getty Images Your vitamin D level is one of those things most of us don’t think about, but let me tell you, once you figure out that you have a vitamin D deficiency and start taking supplements, it’s 100% life-changing. About a year ago I started noticing some stuff happening in my body; mainly, I was constantly exhausted, kind of in a funk mood-wise, I was getting winded walking up one flight of stairs, having trouble falling asleep and, the worst part, my lower-back pain was at a level of terrible I hadn’t previously experienced.So what was wrong with me?

Well, after much totally unqualified WebMD research, I decided that I was probably dying… you know, a very typical prognosis when you go down the black hole of Googling “Why am I always tired?” and “Why do I feel awful all the time?”

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I have had pain under my left rib, but this is virtually all and it has been diminishing. I can relate to the sweating on making any effort. I 've been tested for EVERYTHING and am completely healthy but this vitamin d deficiency has me thinking the doctors don't know what they are doing. 😉.

Glad to find this forum and see that all of my symptoms may be due to my deficiency . My symptoms got really bad about 4-6 months ago, some I think may have been for years, but until recently I have just dealt with aches and pains and never thought anything of it.

I had a scheduled yearly gynecologist appointment coming up anyway, so I figured while I was there I’d ask her about my symptoms and maybe do some blood work if she had concerns. Well, turns out that my vitamin D levels were so low that she was “very concerned” and told me that I needed to immediately start taking 5,000 IUs per day of a vitamin D supplement.

  I thought my back pain and exhaustion were normal, until I discovered I had a serious vitamin deficiency © Provided by Getty Naturally, I went into a panic. She told me not to worry too much (but also, be worried), because most people are low in vitamin D. Just not as low as I was.

I immediately asked her what causes such a deficiency and she replied, “Typically, a lack of sun exposure.” There you have it. I’m extremely fair-skinned and have a family history of skin cancer. Because of these two things, I’m pretty much always covered head-to-toe in SPF 30 or higher.

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Hi James. A serious vitmin D deficiency is not cured overnight - or within the three months claimed by GPs, I 'm afraid! Two weeks is a very short course of treatment - most last I believe I have had my b9 and b12 tested; they were in the normal range. It was just my Vitamin D that was very low at 14.

Is Low Vitamin D Asymptomatic? The last three years I have gone to my doctor in October or November with exhaustion , brain foggy, anxiety, depression Could Unexplained Cognitive Loss be Due to Vitamin D Deficiency I am reading your site and thinking to myself, this is exactly my problem.

Her plan was to have me take the supplements for a year and then we would re-test and assess whether or not I’d have to start taking a prescription-level dose of vitamin D (5,000 IUs is the highest for over-the-counter). I followed my doctor’s orders and about a week or so later I saw a surprising difference in my health and overall mood: the “funk” was totally gone, my back pain, though still there, wasn’t as bad, and I was no longer getting winded going up stairs! Life-changing. And all for $20 for a year’s supply (I bought the generic Rite Aid brand).

The thing is, if I hadn’t told my doctor about these mostly just annoying changes I was experiencing, I’d still be just as moody and winded. Vitamin D deficiency is a sneaky little devil because the symptoms are often “not that bad” or just plain ignored. Here’s what I learned:

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I thought it was the flu since I felt so exhausted and wiped out. I didn't do anything for about 3-4 days until I had Dr. Visit. I have had every possible blood test and everything came back normal . I am having my tonsils removed as the doctor thinks this may be where the bacteria is harbored and

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Fatigue, eczema, depression, insomnia, inflammation, bone pain, frequent colds or flu, anxiety, slow healing of wounds, and more can all be symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

What you should do:

First off, getting some general blood work done yearly isn’t ever a bad idea, just to check on your general level of health. If you have a suspicion you might be low in vitamin D, first go to your doctor and see what they say. “Ask your doctor for a 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 test to confirm your status. If your vitamin D levels are low, consider a vitamin D3 supplement,” says Dr. Chante Wiegand.

  I thought my back pain and exhaustion were normal, until I discovered I had a serious vitamin deficiency © Provided by Shutterstock I also had a LOT of experts tell me “just go in the sun for 15 minutes a day with no sunscreen.” UM, NO. Just because you’re deficient in a nutrient that you get from the sun doesn’t mean you can or should put yourself at risk for skin damage or, even worse, skin cancer. Fifteen minutes is enough time to actually get sunburned! Don’t do it.

What should you do (aside from taking supplements)? “Incorporate vitamin D-rich foods into your diet, like mushrooms grown in UV light, cod liver oil, [and] oily fish (salmon, mackerel),” says Wiegand.

There you have it. Long story short: see a doctor first if you’re having symptoms, and then go from there.

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