How long could I have been vitamin d deficient?
(Lewiston, Idaho USE)
I am a 51 year old female and recently switched doctors to one that addresses women's health - menopause in particular. After a fasting blood test this week, I found out that I have a vitamin d deficiency with a level of seven. I am on 50,000 IU once a week for a month and go back in 3 months for another lab draw.
Several years ago I had complained to my former doctor that I was experiencing bone and joint pain. He tested me for Lupus which came back negative but now I am wondering if it was my vitamin d level all along and this has been ongoing for years. The bone and joint pain has persisted but I just basically got used to it which seems dumb now.
I was also diagnosed with high blood pressure a year ago but had always had low blood pressure before. Can a deficiency happen quickly or does it take a long time to become this deficient in vitamin d? Could my hyper tension be linked to the low level of vitamin d?