Sciatica, tendonitis or Vit d deficiency?????

Have been experiencing buttocks and thigh pain for several months which started after a long car drive.

Saw a chiro who thought it was sciatica. After several visits, no relief and sometimes it felt worse, so I stpped chiro Went to see the PA at my Dr's office and he thought sciatica as well and gave a muscle relaxant and suggest PT. Again no relief. Went back and saw my Dr for routine physical,complained about back and she thought that I was suffering from tendonitis!!

Just got back some labs results and found out I am severly deficient in vit D. Dr gave me 50,000 mg of D once a week for 4 weeks and then OTC after that. Took first dose today. Could my symptoms all be from a vitamin d deficiency? And if so how quickly would relief come?

Am tired of being in pain and exhausted from many nights of little or no sleep because of the thigh pain


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Yes, your pain could be from Vitamin D Deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi S,

As you probably read on my Vitamin D and Pain page that you just finished reading, I tell people that ALL chronic pain IS from vitamin d deficiency until it's proven otherwise.

How long this will take is anyone's guess since I don't know your level or for how long you are going to be on the vitamin d and what your vitamin d level will be when you get it retested. But it won't be likely to get better if you don't get your level up to the Normal Vitamin D Levels that are outlined on that page.

But you should also be aware that I NEVER recommend that people take vitamin d alone. Nutrients are NOT drugs and they do not operate in a vacuum all by themselves. Vitamins require 'cofactors' in order to work properly and MANY people have serious Vitamin D Side Effects when taking high dose vitamin d all by itself.

So, I DEFINITELY recommend that you take a professional quality multivitamin and mineral supplement such as Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs or Beyond Any Multiple.

Then, please also read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see why you should make sure that you get 'enough' magnesium in particular with your vitamin d.

But you are potentially asking for trouble if you take the high dose vitamin d by itself and I don't recommend it. Besides, magnesium deficiency all by itself can cause symptoms of sciatica and tendonitis. So, it may not even be vitamin d that helps you, but MAGNESIUM...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Sciatic Pain for 3 months
by: Anonymous

Hi. have had severe sciatic pain for 3 months, nothing helped. have started B12 vitamin twice daily and this is working. since this is water soluble vitamin, no side effects, you can try for a week and you might feel totally okay, like me.

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