Can Vitamin D deficiency really cause all this?

by Ona

I was just diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency. My level is 14. I have been sick almost a year with widespread non specific symptoms like chronic fatigue, muscle pain, partial loss of vision in left eye and most scary are the BAD heart palpitations and shortness of breath.

My doctor has literally checked me over completely and he said on paper I look fine. He sent me to a rheumatologist who tested my Vitamin D and they now have me on 50,000 IU a week for 12 week with retest in 9 weeks. I am praying that they are right and this will fix it.

I am 37 years old and had Hodgekins and ABVD chemo 12 years ago and have NEVER been this sick. I am amazed that a vitamin deficiency can be so devastating. SO what I am asking is can Vitamin D deficiency really cause all this?

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No it CAN'T cause all of that.
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ona,

I am going to tell you the same thing that I tell everyone else who asks if vitamin d can cause all of their symptoms: NO NO NO. Vitamin D is not some magical drug that is going to fix all of your problems. What I guarantee that the right amount of vitamin d will do is that it WILL, without a doubt, correct low vitamin d levels.

If any or all of your problems have been caused by low vitamin d levels, then IF you bring your vitamin d levels up to the OPTIMAL levels, then these problems COULD resolve- again, that is IF your problems are caused from low vitamin d levels.

It sounds like you are looking for a magic bullet and I can't help you any further than that. My site is FILLED with tons of good reasons to keep your vitamin d levels at optimal levels regardless of whether it fixes these problems or not.

My site is also filled with LOTS of good suggestions for fixing the underlying reasons WHY you are having all of these problems.

Vitamin D is a TOOL that can help in your pursuit of optimal health. Just like you can't use only a hammer to build a house, you are not going to use ONLY vitamin d to solve all of your problems and/or achieve optimum health. Please don't turn it into something more than that....

Ona, you had CANCER years ago. You may not have FELT this bad then but you definitely WERE as sick then as now. You have some SERIOUS underlying nutritional and health issues that it's likely that you didn't address 10 years ago and since your doctors can ONLY find vitamin d deficiency, then you are wanting all of your problems to be related to that. They are not. You are EXTREMELY unhealthy and have been for over a decade.

It's time to get honest with yourself and take a look at your diet and lifestyle and choose to have better health if you want to stop suffering with all of these severe health problems.

Sorry to sound so harsh, but I'm here to tell you the truth, not pretend as though there is nothing wrong except vitamin d deficiency nor pretend that doctor's tests will actually give you a good idea of what's wrong with you. The VAST MAJORITY of the time, people's tests come back normal despite them having severe severe health problems.... If you feel as horrible as you say, then why do you even believe that your doctor's completely normal findings are in the least relevant?

Kerri Knox, RN

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