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No Information here in the US either!
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Trine,

Thanks for your nice words. Unfortunately, there is little info here in the US on Vitamin D either, although that is changing!

In any case, yes your symptoms COULD be due to vitamin d deficiency and I've answered the question before in greater detail on the Vitamin D Deficiency and Neurologic Problems page, so be sure to take a look at that.

I don't know why your symptoms would come and go except that maybe last year, you got some vitamin d at one point. Did you go on holiday to Spain or some other sunny place last year?

So, if your problems truly are due to vitamin d deficiency, 800 IU's is NOT going to help you in the least and may even make your levels go DOWN since you USE UP more than that every day. That is LESS than a maintenance dose for a newborn infant!!

You'll need about 10 times that for a few months AT LEAST. So, I recommend that you take a look at my page on Vitamin D Therapy as that will walk you step by step through exactly how to get your levels up into the correct range.

Let me know if you have any questions after you read that...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Thank you
by: Trine

Thank you for your reply and thoughts. I'll take a closer look at the links, and maybe print out and bring it to my doctors appointment tomorrow.

I haven't done anything special this past year, not any sunny holidays, or anything as I can think of, and it's not a lot of sun here, and I'm not what you can call an outdoor person either. That's why I'm a little confused as to why I felt so good this past year. Of course, I had my low periods this year too, and didn't manage as much as everyone else, but still... When I was visiting my family this summer I could jump around and play tennis with my brother without problems, today I'm having trouble standing up.

Not sure if I remembered to write it, but my levels were at 25 nmol/l, and as I can see after reading a bit here, that's pretty low.

I'll mention the dosage problem to my doctor tomorrow, so I might actually get some help. :)

by: KIM


Please read some of my site
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kim,

I'll encourage you to read more of my site. I've answered THOUSANDS of questions about symptoms of vitamin d deficiency and written dozens of pages about the symptoms.

All that you need to do is to click on the Vitamin d tab on the left hand column and keep clicking on the blue underlined links that are of interest to you. I suspect that you'll find the answer to your question and learn a lot more about vitamin d that way.

Spend some time reading about magnesium and gluten while you are at it.

Kerri Knox, RN

Thumb spasms
by: Ted

I am 58 years old. For the past month I have been having bilateral thumb spasms (when the thumb is brought parallel to the index finger it stays in that position until it is manually abducted by my other hand. This spasm results in mild to moderate pain in the thickly muscled area proximal to my first thumb joint. My thumb feels "locked" when this occurs. It does not happen spontaneously--only when I initiate this thumb position. If I do not pull it away from the index finger the spasm appears to resolve in about 30 seconds and then all is well again. I have had a whole battery of blood tests done by a neurologist and the only abnormal test was Vit D (27) Normal range 30-100. I also had an EMG of both arms and was found to have decreased nerve conduction in both arms consistent with possible carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical disc disease.
I have also had occasional cramping of my calf muscles while in bed at nite and have also experienced ventral spasms of my small toes sparing the great toe. Some days I can induce these spasms other days not. I am an avid weekly golfer and do a lot of yard work (most of the time I wear 45 sunblock) I also take a multi-vitamin which gives me 500iu Vit D daily.
Could my symptoms be a Vit D Deficiency?

magnesium and cramping
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

Please read my page on Signs of magnesium Deficiency to better understand what is causing your symptoms. And you can have magnesium deficiency EVEN IF your magnesium blood test was normal. The blood test for magnesium levels is useless and does NOT tell you whether you will benefit from magnesium or not- regardless that your doctor will tell you the opposite.

Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

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