Vitamin D and Fatigue

by Toni
(Toronto, Canada)

Vitamin D and Fatigue

Vitamin D and Fatigue

Can very low vitamin d cause fatigue? I was just informed that I have very low vitamin d and told to take 6,000 UI of D3 per day from my specialist.

I am currently seeing her for CFS. I have extremely weak arms and legs (walking the stairs or overexertion)so I'm hoping that elevating my vitamin d will help - BUT will it help with the fatigue?

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Vitamin D and Fatigue
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Yes, Vitamin D Deficiency Fatigue is a real thing. But there are Many reasons why you might be fatigued- having Vitamin D Deficiency is only one.

And if you are being treated for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it's likely that you have a combination of problems that you are dealing with.

In addition to Vitamin D deficiency, the vast majority of my clients with Chronic Fatigue also have other vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that can cause fatigue such as:

Omega 3 fatty acids
Vitamin B-12
Other B vitamins
Coenzyme Q-10

As well, most of my clients with CFS have at least one food allergy that is contributing to their problems and at least one or more intestinal infections- including a candida overgrowth infection. CFS is RARELY caused by just one thing. So while Vitamin D Deficiency may Contribute to your fatigue, fixing it is unlikely to solve all of your problems.

Kerri Knox, RN

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

Dealing with CFS
by: Gloria

YES Kerri!!
I wish that more doctors would have your take on CFS!! I dealt with that for YEARS with increasing numbers of supplements which seems to turn off many doctors!

I had mono when I was pregnant with my 3rd child and ended up with several pathogens that needed to be dealt with and that I used supplements to help me get to a better place.

Then with the 4th child I had a hemorrhage and that damaged the endocrine system so now I need to take some thyroid replacement and adrenal supplement -- AND most doctors can't seem to get it that my TSH will always be .01 and that lowering my thyroid dose will not make it go up into the "normal" range!!

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