Should I see a specialist for low vitamin D level of 7?
I am a 48year old women. I have had thyroid (Hashimoto) for about 15 years. I was diagnosed with low vitamin d level of 7 about a month ago. I have had diarrhea and had a colonoscopy to rule out colon disease. My body hurts most of the time, mostly joint pain in fingers, knees, shoulders and elbows. If I am really active the next day I suffer. My lower back bothers alot, stiffness mostly, even though I stretch daily.
I am an active person as a rule but my energy level had dropped and the pounds have increased and staying focused on any one thing is a struggle.I feel like I am falling apart. My fingers itch a lot. The doctor has put me on 50,000 of Vitamin D for four weeks then onto 2000 a day.I don't see the doc again for 6 months.
My question...should I be seeing a specialist for this or is a regular doc. okay??
Kind of scary, I wonder what else is going on. Thank you