Should I see a specialist for low vitamin D level of 7?

by tina

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

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What Kind of 'Specialist' would you see?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tina,

I'm not sure what kind of 'specialist' you want to see. There are no 'vitamin d specialists' and most docs (including yours) have NO IDEA how to treat vitamin d levels.

Your doctor, for instance, is giving you enough vitamin d to bring your level up to about 12- which will leave you still EXTREMELY deficient and feeling no better at all.

Your TOTAL vitamin d intake over a 4 week period will be 200,000 IU"s. Pediatricians give infants with rickets 600,000 IU's all at once and an adult with a level as low as yours might need close to a MILLION (yes, I said a MILLION) units in order to bring your levels up to normal and get you feeling better.

In addition, your doctor doesn't have you on magnesium or any other supplements and you are likely to end up with SEVERE magnesium deficiency symptoms if you start on this road. Please read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see what I mean by this.

I'm as close to an 'expert' in vitamin d that you'll find. If you want to get a consultation, you can see what I offer and my prices HERE.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Pains due to deficiency of vitamins
by: Halima waqar

I am a teenager. I have several pains in my body. I lose temper easily and I feel sad all the time. Depression is also there.
I have an unusual headache,which I am unable to explain. But I rarely get a terrible pain in my nervous. I am becoming lazy which is creating problems in school studies. I get pain in the whole body like some fluid is moving in my body and causing problems. And my legs and hands is mostly influence by this.
I have been visiting many doctors.but my father says it's pscycological problem .is it so. Or I really have deficiency diseases. I don't like milk and fish and also unable to get sunlight due to several pain,fatigue,laziness.what should I do.
Emotional problems are also there. Like wants to cry a lot. And I feel that l need love and affection but I also understand that my parents loves me. They also tries to show that love too.what type of doctor should I visit?

I have same problem and same level of vitamin D
by: Anonymous

I have level 7 of vitamin D and i suffer same problem as you describe docter suggest me 60k every week for 8 week and follow by 60k every month for 6 months..nothing to worry it will take 6 months to normalised the repair of long term damage..

Any doctor
by: Kerri Knox

Any doctor can test you for Vitamin D.

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