Shocked to See that My Vitamin D Level is 13

I got my vitamin D level checked

I was quite shocked
I'm 22 years old female and vitamin D level is 13 ng/ml

It has been 3 months
I have started feeling more pain than before
I think I have insomnia
I cant sleep well
When I wakeup I'm cranky because I feel I just haven't slept at all.

Can you please tell me how should I start the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment?

I'm really scared of getting Vitamin D Injections every week
kindly tell me what should I include in my diet and which supplements I should be taking so that I can feel better

Please let me know soon
Thanks :)

Comments for Shocked to See that My Vitamin D Level is 13

Click here to add your own comments

Can you Tell Me More About Your Symptoms..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, first of all, you can stop worrying. You do NOT need to get Vitamin D Injections.

You can simply take over the counter Vitamin D Supplements at the dosage that is recommended on the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page.

Please make sure that you also make sure that you read the page on Magnesium and Vitamin D page to see why you should be taking magnesium with your vitamin d. And if you take a look at the Signs of Magnesium Deficiency, you'll see that a lot of your symptoms are actually likely to be due to magnesium deficiency.

And if you follow the instructions on the Magnesium Dosage page as well, then you'll probably feel a lot better.

I hope that this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


PS: If you found this website helpful, please consider using the
Easy Immune Health Product Store the next time you purchase your supplements online. Your support allows me to keep this site running and educating as many people as possible. Thank you!

regarding low level of vitamin D

i have pain on both sides of my pelvic bones
i cant bend or bow because they hurt really bad
if im sitting on floor its very hard for me to stand up
i have to have some one else's support
i cant do squats
i cannot lift my knee

Follow My Instructions...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!


It sounds like you really need vitamin d and magnesium. Follow the instructions that I gave you and let me know if you have any questions.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


PS: Don't forget to get your FREE Ebook when you Sign Up For My Newsletter. Thanks for visiting Easy Immune Health.

Vit D of 13
by: Anonymous

I had a level of Vit D of 13,no one seem to care. When i went to my cancer Dr. his assistant put me on does of 50,000 units a week for 8 weeks. i fill like myself. I was having spells of filling like i was coming down with a virus. My joints and muscles hurt all the time. The doctor told me it was my medicine i was taking for breast CA. Once my Vit d level came up all the pain has left. And i don't have the fatigue .The best i have felt in 3 years. My level is now 44.

Help please
by: Anonymous

My doctor told me my body isn't retaining vitamin b and vitamin D so she has me on high dosages of vitamin b shots once a month and high dosages of vitamin D once a week. I went in originally because I thought my thyroid was off and I still think it is. The first time I took the vitamins I felt better but now I'm feeling tired, drained, have trouble focusing some days (not as bad as before but it's still a problem) moody, depression (sometimes) and weight gain. Did my doctor miss diagnos me? Is there something else I should check for?

I too have a Vit D level of 13!
by: Anonymous

I too have a level of 13 & am exhausted all of the time! My doctor put me on Ergocal Ciferol (Vit D2) 50,000 unit for 3 months! I have IBS symptoms (which are made much worse from low Vit D levels), get UTIs often (also a symptom), and have little energy for anything. I get muscle pains in various body parts. Concentration is difficult as you feel like your mind is in a cloud! I live in a sunny climate year round so you can imagine how low it would've been if I lived in a cold area! I've been on treatment for 3 weeks so far, and feel a little better but not as quickly as I would've expected. I've read that if you have Fibromyalgia that your level D nos. can be low, so I'm assuming that's partly from my Fibromyalgia & partly the Vit D deficiency. I don't have any side effects from the Vit D2 50,000 units so get a prescription for this and start feeling better! I don't completely agree with Kerri Knox about the Magnesium being the cause of your tiredness or taking regular Vit D supplements. It wouldn't hurt to increase your intake of magnesium (dark chocolates - yum, bananas, nuts, etc.). Since Vit D causes fatigue & exhaustion and you already know you're at a critically low point of 13, start there & get the 50,000 prescription. Normal levels of Vit D are between 30 - 100 with 70 being optimal. You won't get much help from the OTC Vitamin D supplements of 1,000 to 2,000 units since you're so low, so don't waste your money, your Vit D level needs to be brought up quickly! Good luck!

please see my page
by: Kerri Knox

Please see my page on Vitamin D Therapy. You're not going to feel better in a couple of weeks if you have low vitamin D. Give it some time. 4-6 months!

44 yrs. old with a Vitamin D level of 13
by: Anonymous

About four months ago I felt like I woke up one morning and someone had thrown me down some stairs. I was in so much pain when I tried to get out of the bed. It was difficult to walk to the bathroom, couldn't bend over, barely could put my bra on. I felt like my muscles were weak, my neck, back, wrist would feel sore. I always would wake up at night...insomnia was terrible. I went to my PCP I thought I had Hypothyeriodism due to the muscle pain and joint weakness and tiredness. I was taking B12 in the moring to make it through the day. I was taking melotonin trying to sleep at night. Then taking Aleve muscle and back just to make it through the day. Finally in November I sent an appointment with my OB/GYN and told her the symptoms as I broke down crying three times in the office. I was so tiredness and drained I couldn't help myself.

The test came back and my Vitamin D level was 13 which didn't alarm me because I didn't know what was normal. Until the nurse told me!!! I was so shocked. I prided myself on being really healthly so, this was kinda dissappointing but, such a big relief that it isn't something more like my self diagnosis of Hypothyeriodism.

This page helped me so much, after reading it I am wondering if I need to be taking magnesium along with the Vitamin D prescribed by my physician...

Please see the thread
by: Kerri Knox

Please see the vitamin D therapy link that I already linked to in the thread.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Vitamin D Blood Levels.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.


Search this Site
Custom Search


Vitamin D Fact Sheet
Free Vitamin D Fact Sheet by Getting
My Newsletter