Could Vit D Deficiency Make Me Ache

by Ella
(Saint Albans, WV)

I have been experiencing a dull, diffuse ache in my arms and legs. It feels like every cell in the limbs aches, "my flesh hurts".

Today I found out that I have Vit D Deficiency at 13.2 ng/ml.

Could this be the cause of the aching that has been interfering with my life in the past few months?

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Vit D Deficiency and Aching
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Ella,

Yes, a Vit D Deficiency of 13 ng/ml could definitely be making you ache all over. While it certainly could be from other things too, and you should have a full medical workup to make sure that nothing else is seriously wrong, then the Vit D Deficiency is certainly a major possibility.

HOWEVER, unless you treat your Vit D Deficiency aggressively, you might not get any relief from Vitamin D at all- even IF that IS the problem!!

Let me explain. Vit D Deficiency can cause pain even when the deficiency is very mild. And the laboratory lowest level of 30 ng/ml is STILL CONSIDERED DEFICIENT by many researchers who state that a Vitamin D level of 50 to 80 ng/ml is 'Optimal'.

So, unless you have a very progressive doctor, or take it upon yourself to treat your own Vitamin D Level, then it's likely that you will STAY deficient, still have aches and pains and determine that your Vit D Deficiency had nothing to do with it.

Having said that, you are probably wondering what the right dose is to get rid of your symptoms, right?

It is whatever dose it takes to get your Vitamin D Level up to between 50 - 80 ng/ml!! And that dose varies for everyone. Often doctors will treat Vit D Deficiency with about 50,000 IU's per week to start.

It's important that you make sure that this is followed up with a Vitamin D Level Test again, because it may not correct your deficiency- and as one person wrote in, her Vitamin D Level actally DECREASED while taking 50,000 IU's per week!

You can increase your chances of you Vitamin D Level getting up into normal range by getting a daily dose of sunshine on your bare skin too!

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

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