Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Vitamin D
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
Are there any studies done regarding Vitamin D deficiency causing or contributing to polymyalgia rheumatica?
I have a sister, 60 years old, who has suffered with diagnosed PMR for many years, takes prednisone and also takes 2,000 IU daily of Vitamin D3 (and does not feel she needs to take more or to get her Vitamin D level checked).
Would more Vitamin D intake cause too much calcium in her body?
Thanks for any advice I might be able to pass along to her -- or for her to give to her doctor.
I live in Canada and she lives in Washington State and I think there is a big difference on general knowledge of Vitamin D here than there. I am prescribed 4,000 IU/day to keep my levels where they need to me -- and I would have no qualms taking more than that.