Could my fatigue be from Vitamin D Deficiency?

I just found out that my Vitamin D blood level count 17 ng/ml.

Can the Low Vitamin D Blood Level be the cause of chronic pain? I have also had multiple spine surgies and what link is there, if any, to the high levels of Cloride and Tryglycerides that were also reported?

The crazy thing is that I don't drink, my diet is not that bad..6'0 182 lbs...but always in pain and bones hurt to the well as being tired.

I am outside with kids so I am not sure why my Vitamin D level is so low.

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Vitamin D and Feeling Tired all the Time
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Vitamin D and Pain are most definitely related, as is Vitamin D Deficiency Fatigue. There are many, many studies that show improving Vitamin D status improves pain and fatigue. It is especially interesting that you describe your pain as being 'over the bone' because a simple diagnostic test for Osteomalacia, the painful Vitamin D Deficiency Condition that is often overlooked, is to see if you have pain when you press on the bone in the center of your chest- the sternum.

So, you have essentially diagnosed yourself with Osteomalacia- certainly your Low Vitamin D Level agrees with this! Unfortunately, unless your doctor is aggressive with your treatment, you may not receive any benefit from the Vitamin D. Often to relieve the Pain from Vitamin D Deficiency, you need to have your Vitamin D blood levels increase to between 50 and 80 ng/ml.

Most doctors either do not KNOW to get blood levels into this range or consider it unnecessary since the 'Normal Laboratory Values' on their lab sheet say that 'normal' starts at 30 ng/ml. So, please be assertive and insist on getting your Vitamin D Level Checked again in 3 to 4 months after you begin Treatment of Vitamin D deficiency. I think that you will be surprised that your level may NOT have increased all that much!

As far as the reasons why your level is so low. You say that your diet is good, but what foods with Vitamin D do you eat? Unless you drink 20 glasses of Vitamin D fortified milk or you are mad for Herring Snacks, then you are getting virtually no Vitamin D in your foods at all. And as far as sunshine is concerned, if you live north of 37 degrees latitude, you are getting ZERO units of Vitamin D from September through April, so you could sunbathe naked 4 hours a day and it would not make one speck of difference in your Vitamin D levels!

So, the real question that I ask people is, "Why would you NOT be Vitamin D deficient?" Because unless you consciously put out effort to get Vitamin D in excess of 2000 IU's per day, then you Will Be Vitamin D deficient!! While fatigue Can Be caused by Vitamin D deficiency, it COULD BE from many other causes too.

If you have had a full medical workup and cannot find the reason for your fatigue, I have an entire program that addresses many of the possible causes of fatigue that doctors don't address.

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

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