Is my Vitamin D too low?

I have been exhausted for over 6 years, now. Fatigue is pretty much my only symptom. It started when I was in the best shape of my life, working out, but also during December. In the past 6 years, I have spent THOUSANDS of $$ on doctors visits, supplements, tests... I could write a book on how many times I've been pricked!

My new doctor decided to run a full thyroid panel, 24 hour saliva test, and blood work, urine tests. Everything came back fine and great, except my Vitamin D 28.3 (32-100).

Could this be the cause of my fatigue? I can workout, but it's EXTREMELY difficult. If I push myself too hard, it usually leaves me wiped out the rest of the day. I can work just fine, but I also sit at a desk all day. I could sleep all day long. No matter how much I sleep, I never feel refreshed.

My doctor put me on 5,000iu of Vitamin D3 for the next 6 weeks, plus what is in my Multivitamin (800iu).

Is this enough to raise my Vitamin D? I can't think of anything else that would cause this, I literally have ruled everything else out.

Thank you!!

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Impossible to answer
by: Anonymous

Nobody will be able to provide an exact answer. Human beings are so complex. A tiredness may be caused by non-optimal diet or not achieving your goals in life, hating your job and so many other physical or spiritual factors.

Grounding yourself electrically to Earth, improving your diet, and handling issues in your life would probably all have an effect on your energy.

Many things
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, yes you are probably taking enough vitamin d to bring your levels up, but it might be slow going so it would be better to double that for couple of months to really get your levels into the optimal range of between 50 to 80 ng/ml as I outline on the Normal Vitamin D Levels page.

So, get your levels up and see if that fixes your problem. It might if you've ruled 'everything else out'. HOWEVER, if that doesn't work, I suspect that you mean that your DOCTOR has ruled everything out through bloodwork and other tests. That does NOT in the least 'rule everything out'. That is generally the point where people start to seek other remedies and where I come in.

I'll bet that you haven't:

* Done the Gluten Intolerance Diet for at least 2 months
* Been checked for the H Pylori Bacteria
* Been checked for intestinal parasites
* Had a full nutritional test like the Organix Profile
* Done an elimination diet
* Been checked for Lyme Disease

These are the types of tests that alternative practitioners do and almost always find something to correct that makes people feel a LOT better...

Kerri Knox, RN

Boxing Tired
by: Anonymous

Just letting you know I can relate. I force myself to train almost every day and it's difficult because of the fatigue and fogginess that hasn't gone away. Can't do it every day right now because I get worn out fast.

However, we did do a thyroid test and mine is very low. Make sure you have your doc check Free T4 [and the rest of the thyroid hormones such as free T3, reverse T3, and thyroid auto antibodies]. So many times doctors miss hypothyroid.

calcium levels?
by: Anonymous

what are your calcium levels? If over 10 you might check your PTH. You could have parathyroid issues.

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