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Your pain and other problems....
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Karen,

While your pain COULD be from vitamin D deficiency, you will never know if it is completely caused from it until you get your levels up to the 'optimal' range of between 40 to 80 ng/ml.

Your doctor will likely think that the level of 30 is good, but that may not help your pain entirely and you need to keep checking your levels until you get it up to the optimal range- and then take enough maintenance vitamin D for the rest of your life to keep it there!

Did your doctor give you a prescription to take for vitamin D? If she did, then you will probably be interested in seeing this research article that says that prescription Vitamin D "Should not be regarded as a nutrient suitable for supplementation!"

So, it would be an EXCELLENT idea to print out that study, sit down with a highlighter pen and highlight any questions that you may have and take it to your doctor and ask her why she chose to give you vitamin D2 instead of vitamin d3.

You just may decide that a high quality Vitamin D3 Supplement would be the better choice.

But if your pain does NOT go away with higher vitamin D levels, there could be other vitamin deficiencies that cause pain as well. A vitamin B12 deficiency can DEFINITELY cause the type of pain that you are experiencing.
But the Vitamin B12 laboratory test is worthless at finding Vitamin B12 deficiency. The best test is a Methylmalonic Acid Test- also called an MMA.

But doctors will usually ONLY test for Vitamin B12 deficiency if you have a condition called Macrocytic Anemia. But this is a LATE sign of vitamin B12 deficiency that can occur up to 2 years after the start of vitamin B12 deficiency.

But you CAN get this test done right in your own home with an Organix Profile. This test shows markers for MANY vitamin deficiencies that can cause pain and fatigue.

Take a look at the Organix profile. It is really an AMAZING test that can tell you more about your nutritional status than any other test there is!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Could this be the same as my Husband's problem ?
by: Worried wife

Hello ,

I was searching for anything on the web related to Vitamin D deficiency and burning feet and I found this question. My husband is 29 years old , on a full nutritional diet and is exposed daily to sunlight ( we live in the Arabian gulf at the moment ). He's been suffering from extremely burning feet for about a year now . We made all possible tests we could think of : HA1C ( for diabetes possibility ) , vitamin B12 level , liver function tests , kidney function tests , TSH , T3 and T4 levels , Complete blood picture , uric acid levels , x-ray , sonogram on feet and pelvic areas doubler examination on feet and electrical nerve analysis . All were normal.We went to a podiatric ( feet doctor )and he had no clue what would be the cause of hid burning feet until a rheumatologist asked for vitamin D level analysis and we found he is severely deficient ( 2.9 ).

So could this be the cause ? What else should we do now ? Should we test parathyroid , phosphate and calcium levels ? As it's very low , could it have affected something else we should attend to ? What dose should he be taking ?And what would be the cause ???

He's a 29 year old healthy adult.

Cover up or actually get out in the sun
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Worried,

Can you tell me if he ACTUALLY gets sun on his SKIN everyday or does he constantly cover up. Is he tan all over or at least have a 'Farmer's Tan' to the arms, neck face and upper chest? Most people 'believe' that they get 'plenty' of sun every day, but they cover up, use sunscreen, or don't actually get much sun. I see this every day in my practice that people ALWAYS claim they get 'plenty' of sun, but actually get very little or almost none.

In any case, feet burning IS a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency and yes, I think that he SHOULD have his calcium and parathyroid levels checked just to be on the safe side. If he 'really' gets as much sun as you believe, yet his vitamin d levels are so critically low, then it's possible that he has some metabolic disorder.

Before starting vitamin d therapy, he should have his calcium levels checked and see an endocrinologist FIRST and let the endo. determine if he wants him to take vitamin d.

And just a slight comment, if he has extreme burning feet, he's NOT a healthy adult. He's got a serious health issue.

Don't allow his primary doctor to start aggressively treating his vitamin d until he finds out about his calcium levels.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Severe burning in legs
by: Very worried wife

My husband has constant pain in his legs,he said it feels like the pain is in his muscles. this has been going on for at least 5 years. Been to every suppose to be specialist,and they can not find anything wrong. It is getting worse and he is going to a pain clinic,to get pain pills.

Did you read the thread?
by: Kerri Knox, RN

If you read the thread, it has some possible solutions for you that your doctor will not check. You can also read my page on Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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