Vitamin D deficiency Experts?
I am a 62 year old Caucasian female who has suffered from severe chronic PAIN for over 30 years.
My doc ordered a Vitamin D test from California & the results are extremely LOW at only 6. My calcium level however was a little high & my potassium level is high-- can this be related to my low vitamin D level?
A rheumatologist diagnosed me with fibromyalgia 25 years ago. Now "all doc's" attribute most of my newer symptoms to "it's just your fibromyalgia"-- I now wonder IF my pain is & or "always" may have been due to the very low vitamin D level?
I now have more than just severe muscle pain -- I now also have bone pain along with regular sleeping issues & I am constantly fatiqued with some depression. I now ride a scooter at work because of the PAIN in standing (especially in one place) & my lack of stamina & energy. My ankles are both swollen but my podiatist says that is "just" your plantar fasciitis (very painful). Can pain perception be worse from vitamin d deficiency?
After recent tests a cardiologist ordered me to have an angioplasty next week & I also have atypical chest pain. Since I went into anaphlactic shock from IVP iodine contrast dye years ago -- I am now very scared because I don't want to have bypass surgery in lieu of "just" angioplasty. What if any cardiology problems can low vitamin D cause? FYI: I also have high cholesterol & high blood pressure.
My doc only put me on a daily dose of 1,000 IU of vitamin D3--- from what I read that seems way too low for a female with only a level of 6. Is that too low?
Your time, understanding & email answer is greatly appreciated. I intend to tell all my friends about your site & to have their vitamin D levels checked.
Thank you SOOOO much!