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blood tests/low on vitamin D
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JoniB - February 20

I went to see a rheumatologist and he had me do some blood work. It came back that I had a high sed rate (inflammation) & low on vitamin D. The Dr. has me on 1,000 IU of vitamin D. When I researched this the information said many with fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue are low on vitamin D and the deficiency can even mimic symtoms of fibro. Have any of you heard about this? My next appt is March 6, so I will ask more questions with the Dr. then.

 

lotus3mu - February 22

I am dealing with much of the same. Have done extensive research which does link the vit D deficiency with fibro/CFS and even thyroid dysfuntion. My rheumy put me on an oral vit D supplement 50,000 IU once weekly for 6 wks. Ironically side effects from Vit D overdose are the same as the symptoms of Vit D deficiency. Let's just hope it will alleviate some muscle pain, weakness, twitching (I have eyelid twitching) and other various fibro related symptoms. Anybody else experiencing eyelid twitching?

 

JJ1 - February 23

I am not sure if I have had any tests to check for vitamin deficiencies. Are these part of the CBC? Because i have difficulty absorbing iron I worry about my ability to absorb other vitamins and nutrients. I know I get enough vitamin D from my diet but I also have a diet that should provide enough iron and it does no good. I know that Dream69 also reported a vitamin deficiency recently so just wondering what tests measures this.

 

dream69 - February 23

JJ1: You need a Nutrition Panel to check your vitamins. Elevated vitamins are just as dangerous as low levels. So beware of over supplementing.Pernicious anemia is due to low Vit B12

 

dream69 - February 23

Please read posts on vitamin B6

 

JJ1 - February 23

Dream69, Thanks. I will look into getting a nutrition panel. Does your rheumatologist order that? I see both my rhematologist and hematologist in the next few weeks so I will be sure to mention it. They were able to rule out pernicious anemia from the complete blood count. I forget which one, but one of the CBC parameters is supposed to read low and mine was high (or maybe ti was the other way around) when a B12 deficiency is involved.

 

dream69 - February 23

It was my neurologist who ordered it but your general doctor can order it.

 

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