Crazy Transient Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency!
by Laurel Callahan
(Maui, HI USA)
I am a 52 year old female. I have battled chronic back and neck pain from arthritis for years. I take hydro and oxycodones for pain management.
4 months ago I had open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve. They also did the Maze Procedure to cure my AFib, which it did.
About a month postop I started to get these muscle pains. Now, at 4 months postop, I am in horrible pain.
Most of the time it is both quads and my shoulders. My right shoulder has now gotten way worse and sometimes its hard to lift my arm.
My leg pain is terrible. I can't get up from a seated position without great pain. Walking up and down stairs is painful as well.
At times it feels as if my entire body just hurts. I cannot sleep.
My vitamin D 25 hydroxy level came back at 30. It did not say the units measured.
Doc just prescribed 50,000 IU of Vitamin D once per week for 3 months.
Do you think my horrible pain is due to Vitamin D deficiency?
I am at my wits end with this pain. Pain meds dont even help.
Thanks, Laurel Callahan