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When will your pain go away
by: Vitamin D and Pain

Hi Linet,

Well, there is no saying when, exactly, your pain will go away. First of all, its very LIKELY that your pain is due to vitamin d deficiency, but until you get your Vitamin D Levels up to the research recommended levels of between 40 to 80 ng/ml, there is no way to know if it truly is from Vitamin D deficiency or not.

But IF is is from Vitamin D Deficiency, it could take several months to have the pain go away. Every person is different and so there is no ONE dose or time that it works in everyone.

But it does seem like your doctor is giving you enough Vitamin D. Why he is giving you only 150,000 IUs at a time and making you have a shot each time, I am not sure. You could take 600,000 all at once in ONE shot, or just take the 150,000 twice a week by mouth. There is no need to get 6 shots- or really any shots at all.

It may make you think that its better if you get a shot, but in reality there is no advantage of a shot over pills. And really Prescription Vitamin D is Not the Best Form of Vitamin D.

But if that is all you have access to right now, then the prescription Vitamin D is better than no vitamin d at all. But later, you should get on Vitamin D3 to meet your daily Vitamin D Requirements.


Be sure to have your level checked again in two to three months to make sure that you are getting enough Vitamin D.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

But my pain is worse..
by: Linet

Thanks for the answer. One small error that I wanted to correct in the dose i.e 150000 iu every other week (I mean twice a month).

My pain is increasing...... I don't know what it is from.

Thank you,

Kind regards,

Linet

Increasing Pain
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Linet,

I'm sorry to hear that your pain is getting worse. Unfortunately for many people with very severe Vitamin D Deficiency, this can happen.

When bones become demineralized from being vitamin D deficient for a very long time, then vitamin d can quickly begin to get calcium into the bones. Along with calcium, the bones take fluid into them as well.

When the fluid goes into the bones it makes them swell and puts pressure onto the outer covering of the bone called the periosteum. Unfortunately, this worsening pain when taking Vitamin D probably means that you REALLY REALLY need the vitamin D and therefore you may just need to wait between 2 to 6 weeks for the pain to subside.

Hopefully, after this if your Vitamin D levels have come up, then your original pain may be improved too- IF your original pain was caused by Vitamin D deficiency in the first place.


Good luck and be patient!



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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