Vitamin D and multiple joint pain

by Luis
(Anaheim,CA US)

I am a 41 y/o male and have been having multiple joint pains (wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and now it started in my hands)for about 3months. I also have muscle twitching and my right thumb spasms (tetany) mostly at night. I went to the Rheumatologist who ordered tests for autoimmune disease in particular Lupus(ANA), Sjorgren(SSA_SSB) and RA (RF, anti-CCP) and other inflammatory markers. All blood test came back negative and after physical evaluation of my joints, he said it was not RA (which is what I was suspecting since I also have dry eyes which started 6 months ago).

He told me I didnt have any inflammation, redness, warm joints or evidence of fluid accumulating in the joints. He did agree to run a vitamin D test which came back at 18. He said my symptoms may or may not be a result of my low D levels. I am really confused because I have been taking 50,000 IUs vitamin D weekly along with 10,000IU daily with 600mg Magnesium Glycinate for three weeks already but I have not felt any improvement so far. Could all these symptoms be related to the D deficiency of could it be something else? Also, how long would it take for the Vit D and the magnesium take to start showing results?

Im starting to feel like this is not going to end. I have read that sometimes, specially in early autoimmune disease, the test will come back negative. I have also read that some people with Vit D deficiency have symptoms similar to mine but I dont know if my deficiency is low enough to cause general joint pain with no inflammation. Please let me know what you think.

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Vitamin D is Not Magic
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Luis,

First of all, you need to be realistic. Vitamin D deficiency may be contributing to your pain, but it's not magic and it's not going to fix all of your problems. Almost certainly you have more than one problem and vitamin d and magnesium are not going to fix them all. While you say that you don't have inflammation in your joints (what he ACTUALLY means is that you don't have obvious inflammation that included redness, heat and warmth in your joints, but you almost certainly still have inflammation in your joints- it's just not 'obvious visible' inflammation), if you are even testing for autoimmune disease, then it's certain that you have inflammation IN YOUR BODY. You simply CANNOT have joint pain all over or autoimmune disease without having inflammation all over.

Next, you are almost certainly eating very crappy and have included sugar, gluten and processed foods in your diet- as well as not getting enough fat. Dry eyes all of the time is an indication that you are almost certainly not getting enough fat in your diet and inflammation is, in part, caused by a lack of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in your diet.

And both joint pain and inflammation are almost ALWAYS related to Gluten Sensitivity.

Next, you need to read my pages on
Gluten Sensitivity. Gluten, and it's subsequent inflammation and intestinal permeability, is one of the main underlying causes of almost all autoimmune disease.

Next, please sign up for Real Food Summit and learn how to eat properly. If the doctors haven't fixed you with their drugs, etc. in the years that you have been suffering, then they are obviously not able to. It's time for YOU to take charge of your own health by getting the knowledge to do that and the Real Food Summit is a compilation of everything that it took me 20 years of trial and error and studying on my own to learn. I can only WISH that I had known about the information in the Real Food Summit for most of my life.

How could your doctors have missed these things? Because nutrients and foods are not drugs and surgery, and doctors are trained in how to use drugs and surgery, not how to fix people with chronic illness. Western Medicine's track record for fixing chronic health problems is MISERABLE. You are the rule, no the exception. It's up to you to turn your health around.

Kerri Knox, RN

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