Vitamin D Therapy Takes a Long Time

by Anne

Hi there! I've been on d3 therapy for 3 months now, and I must let you know that the pain lasts for between 3-6 months and I've heard of it taking up to 12 months to resolve. Am still in pain everyday. But I'm only in my 3rd month. I get rested soon and will keep you posted. Also, the symptoms associated with d deficiency are grossly under represented by most in the medical community.

fatigue from mild - extreme
blurred vision
memory problems
slow/ foggy thinking
chest pains
foot/ankle/leg/arm/shoulder/wrist/hand and finger pains in the muscle/joints and
lower back and upper back pain
excersise intolerance ( seemed to make me weaker rather than stronger and recover time got longer and longer)
very susceptible to catching colds and flus
night sweats
mood swings
dry skin
sun sensitivity rashes
change in allergies
swelling in hands and legs
weird heart beats

I think that's most of them. I tested normal on ra but my joints had begun swelling as in ra
Oh! I forgot two really disturbing symptoms..
Grinding my teeth Mostly when sleeping but once it was almost like lockjaw... Odd...and a combination
of numbness tingling pain in my right upper thigh.
I do get tingling in my hands and feet too.
These, I've learned from a forum of others with vdd, are pretty common. Others have listed other symptoms too.

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Not common but they do happen
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Anne,

I know that you'll disagree with me, but your experience is NOT by any means 'quite common'. In fact it's VERY rare. But because people who have problems seek out answers on the internet and you find a forum with people that have the same problem- that doesn't make it 'common'. Heck, there are forums out there for people with diseases that only affect a couple hundred people. Because they found a couple of forums with people who have what they have doesn't all of a sudden make it common. It means that google is doing it's job and connecting you with the information that you are looking for.

It's not that these problems are 'underreported', it's that they ARE rare and I've personally treated hundreds of people without a single problem like yours and so have most of the other alternative practitioners that I know who also treat hundreds and even thousands of people with vitamin D.

But it's too bad that you didn't come to me site long ago, you could have saved yourself a TON of suffering.

First of all, you didn't say what your level was, but I suspect that it's EXTREMELY low. Those with super low vitamin d levels do certainly have more problems.

Second, I suspect that you are taking an inadequate dose of vitamin D and prolonging your suffering. If you take a high dose that is adequate to bring up levels, then it takes a MUCH shorter time.

Third, I wish that you had read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D because the majority of your symptoms are actually not due to the vitamin d itself, but because you were already quite magnesium deficient before you started taking the vitamin d, and it worsened your already moderate to severe magnesium deficiency.

So, I hope that you are feeling better soon, but unless you begin to take magnesium in high dosages I actually doubt that you will feel better anytime soon unfortunately...

Your case is just one reason why I never ever recommend that ANYONE take high doses of just one single nutrient. Nutrients are not drugs and each nutrient requires 'cofactors' in order to be processed. In the case of vitamin d, you need magnesium, Vitamin K and Vitamin A- all of which have provided relief to people suffering from symptoms like yours.

And because everyone who is a client of mine is taking a super high quality multivitamin and magnesium- as well as most of my colleagues clients as well- I suspect that is why we only hear about these severe side effects on the internet, but why our clients don't actually experience them...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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