My vitamin D level is 17!
Great Site by the way. I'm happy that I finally found one that gives some valuable insight into this unlikely deficiency.
I have had quite a few things going on lately, very unusual for me as I am very healthy generally. My cholesterol is at 268 and during that blood work my Doc discovered that my vitamin D level is 17.
He is recommending that I take a supplement of 5,000 for 3months along with a statin and then we will recheck the results of both. What could be making my vitamin D level so low?
It can't be for lack of sun as I am a gardener currently and get more than enough of outside time.
I eat a diet that is mostly chicken and fish and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. I haven't paid much attention to my lower back pain and my legs being unusually stiff for me as I am 51 and do work pretty hard for a living.
However, after reading your site I started wondering if the pain I am experiencing is normal.
I would appreciate any insight that you may have.