30 Years Old, Low Vitamin D and Osteopenia
by Dianna Vann
My name is Dianna and I am 30 yrs. old. I do know that I have a vitamin D deficiency and I have been on 50,000 of vitamin D weekly for the past 4 months. I have had several TSH thyroid levels come back low, but I have had one or two that were ok they say so there is no reason to do anything.
I also know I have osteopenia which showed up on a bone density scan. All of the other test so far have been ok, like calcium levels. I have been battling broken ribs for the past 6-7 months. I started out with one broke rib, then that night is when I believe 2 more broke, but was not found on x-ray till at least a month later. Now about 6 months down the road from the 1st broke rib I find out there are now 7 broken ribs total! Before all of this started with my ribs I had constant lower back pain.
The dr's didn't seem to believe I could be in so much pain with me being so young and my MRI's not showing any cause. My dr wants me to now see an endocrinologist. Now, my question is do you know what could be going on? I thought maybe it could be osteomalacia, but was wondering if I should still be showing problems of that if I have been on the vitamin D for 4 months. Thank you for any help you have for me.
Also I am curious as to who is answering these questions?? (Dr?)