Can Vitamin D Deficiency make you feel like warmed over death?

by Estelle

I have been told that a blood test shows my Vitamin D level to be 19 nmol/l. I was also told that normal is between 100-150 nmol/l. I have been having a lot of pain, both bone and muscular. In fact, there are days that I can hardly move, and I am never pain-free. I also have -- according to tests -- "too high" calcium levels.

I have had calcificatins in both breasts, albeit benign. Can you shed any light on this?

Thank you.

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Warmed over death and Vitamin D...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Estelle,

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I'm sorry that you are feeling like warmed over death. Unfortunately, your problem may or may not be Vitamin D deficiency. In the case of high calcium levels, you MUST see an endocrinologist and have your parathyroid hormone and parathyroid glands evaluated before you take any Vitamin D to correct deficiency.

If your doctor gave you Vitamin D to correct your deficiency, you need to call him back and insist on an endocrinology evaluation before taking that Vitamin D.

If you have high calcium levels, then you MUST get your parathyroid glands evaluated. Take a look at and read about the relationship between high calcium levels and parathyroid hormone levels and why taking Vitamin D is NOT the right thing to do in this situation.

So, Estelle, get checked out and let us know how things go. I'm sorry that I couldn't help you.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

by: Anonymous

I'm sorry that you are feeling so badly. I suffer from hypothyroidism and when I was also vitamin D deficient, I too was in constant pain. It felt as though my bones ached.

I had to take Motrin at night just to be able to sleep. I was extremely fatigued and depressed. It felt like severe hypothyroidism, so I saw my endocrinologist, but thyroid levels were all normal.

My next stop was my internist, who found my vitamin D level to be 16.

I can say, firsthand, that the combination of a vitamin D deficiency and a thyroid disorder will truly make you feel like warmed over death!

Good Point!
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Good point about the thyroid glands. Anytime that you feel like 'warmed over death', you should ABSOLUTELY have your thyroid glands checked out also- BUT, I just wanted to make it clear that I was not referring to your thyroid glands in the previous post.

I was referring to the PARATHYROID glands, which actually sit ON TOP OF your thyroid glands, but are not the same thing.

You can have a parathyroid issue with or without a thyroid issue and vice versa, so when you see your endocrinologist, it would be a great idea to ALSO get your thyroid glands checked out too!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

Tired all of the time
by: Tired

I have been diagnosed with a low Vitamin D level of 13, my Parathyroid level is 102 and I have a history of high calcium levels. I have had 4 surgeries to remove calcium deposits from my shoulder and mouth.

The endocrinologist had a scan ran and it showed that my lower right parathyroid was the one causing the problem. He has me on 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D per week for 5 weeks and wants me to be on this for another 6 weeks before he will test my Vitamin D levels again.

Then he said that if my parathyroid level is still high them he will have that parathyroid removed. I am scared, I have very high blood pressure and horrible migraines.

I have talked to the doctor about this and he still wants to wait the 6 weeks. Is he doing the right thing by making me wait?

Why is he not treating your parathyroid?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, you ask a great question. I can't tell you what your doctor is thinking or why he is doing what he is doing.

But you should read the vitamin d pages on as they say,

"DO NOT AVOID SURGERY BECAUSE YOUR DOCTOR SAYS YOUR VITAMIN D LEVEL IS LOW... AND THE LOW VIT-D IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEMS. THIS IS WRONG! This is a myth, and this myth is busted. The low Vitamin D did NOT cause the high PTH and high calcium... in truth, the parathyroid tumor is making PTH which is taking calcium out of the bones and putting it into the blood."

They also say,

"The theory is that giving you Vitamin D will cure the cause of the high PTH... and all your labs will go back to normal... They call this secondary hyperparathyroidism and they will give you a prescription for high doses of Vitamin D. HOWEVER, this can be dangerous. We have even seen an endocrinologist get sued for malpractice because he gave a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism high doses of Vitamin D which caused the patients calcium to go high and cause the patient to have a stroke! This is not a smart move. If your calcium is high, you should NOT take Vitamin D in large doses."

So, I can't tell you what to do, but I CAN recommend that you get a second opinion from an endocrinologist that SPECIALIZES in treating the parathyroid- it sounds like yours does NOT.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


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