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Vitamin D Defiency
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skidoo - September 30

If you suffer pain from fibromyalgia, have your doctor test you for vitamin D deficiency. Doctors are finding that this deficiency is much more prevalent than previously thought and can lead to a host of diseases and illnesses, including symptoms that could be misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia. Even if you feel you get adequate intake of this vitamin through foods (fish oils, fortified milk and cereal products) if it is not coupled with adequate sunlight, then you could still suffer deficiency. Most people do not get adequate sunlight. Tanning beds do not provide the right form of UV light for vitamin D activation. Using sunscreen can prevent getting adequate sunlight. If you are African American or other race with dark skin, then you need even more sunlight. If you haven't been tested, get tested if for nothing else to rule this out.


tullius - October 14

I had terrible muscle pain in my legs which the doctors decided was not due to a herniated disk in the lumbar region.

My internist determined my Vit D was 9 - it should be greater than 40. I was put on 50,000 IU per week for
8 weeks and then a maintenance dose of 20.000 units per month. I still have pain but it is reduced and my mood is better.

My doctor recommended Max D3, a capsule of 10,000 units of D3, that you can buy on line.


libertykitty - October 27

I was actually just tested for Vit D and my rheumatologist told me mine is only at 11.7. She's given me a script for 50,000 units once a week for a month, and has told me to take 1,000 units a day. I haven't gotten either yet but it's unclear to me what Vit D could have to do with FMS. Also, I was really surprised that my Vit D level is so low because I drink TONS of milk and enjoy being outside. Oh well, with any luck the supplements will help.


JJ1 - November 10

It is possible that someone with a Vit. D deficiency who has never been tested could be misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia since the symptoms can be similar.



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