Had Intestinal Surgery and can't get my Vitamin D Levels up
Intestinal Surgery is a MAJOR Cause of Vitamin D Deficiency
I had an intestinal surgery called a 'duodenal-switch' 4 years ago. My vitamin D level has been 11 for the last 2 years. I know why its low...I have a surgically induced malabsorption condition.
For the last year I have taken vitamin D 50,000 IU/ 2x week. Still my level is 11. For the last month I have taken 50,000 IU daily.
It's almost time to have it checked again and I have developed bone and joint pain along with fatigue and muscle weakness until I feel I can't hardly go somedays.
If my level doesn't go up this time I'm really going to be disappointed because I'm starting to feel so bad. I've also started getting severe leg cramps at night...funny thing is they are on the front of my legs (to the right of my shins).
I get a lot of sun and I take my vitamins and supplements. My intact PTH is 185 because my vitamin D level is so low.