Muscle Weakness and Vitamin-D-Deficient?
For the past 3 months I've developed muscle weakness in my legs(my ankles, calves, knees, and thighs) feel wobbly when I walk and can't squat, as my feet feel like they are bending out from under me (like they can't hold my weight). My arms also feel clumsy, things feel heavier, from my hand, wrist, to arm, to shoulder, I feel this weakness.
All MRI's(brain and cervical- normal), EMG/NCS-normal(one upper and lower limb), the Neurologists tell me to seek mental therapy and say nothing is wrong with me, but I know something is not right. I keep telling them about my muscle weakness, they do their Neuro exams and tell me that their objective strength test feels normal. But their tests are useless, when I have weak arms doing daily things, like pushing my self off the couch for example, holding a mug or cooking pan, my hands through shoulders feel weak during these actions and also become shaky.
The only thing that was abnormal was my Vitamin-D-25 (18 ng/ml)-in the deficient range. One Neuro said to take 2000 UL per day and other Neuro laughed it off (that the whole vitamin-d deficiency thing should not be taken seriously-that it's the new thing & a money maker for labs, that the ranges are subjective). I disagree.
Right now, I am taking 3000 IU per day with meals, (my 1st Neuro said only 2000 per day), but I am afraid to take more than 3000 UL. How long would it take to even get my level up to 30 ng/ml at this rate??? How often should I re-check my V-D-25 level again (I've only been taking OTC pills for 3 weeks so far)?
As for calcium, I drink milk 3x/per day, is that enough calcium (I'm 36)? I can't swallow hard calcium-citrate(with D3) pills. Are there any gelatin capsule versions out there or in some liquid form-calcium citrate with D3?
My lab showed 9.0 (range 8.5-10.0)-normal calcium.
My 1,25 D-vitamin was 67(18-72 range)-normal.
I hope that the Vitamin-D deficiency is my cause of symptoms, because right now I'm undiagnosed and living with worry, fear, and anxiety over my condition. Please help, your input would be greatly appreciated.