Does anyone have low vitamin D levels?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickerdoodle13, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I did a bit of research last year when the doc told me my vitamin D levels were low. I started taking an OTC vitamin D supplement, but apparently six months later they are even lower than before. I'm outside a lot (I know the sun has a lot to do with vitamin D synthesis), but I am also a type one diabetic. Not sure if that has any effect though!

    Anyone else suffer from low vitamin D levels? Does it make you feel different? The doctor wants to put me on a prescription supplement which I will start this upcoming week. I do find I get into bad moods quite easily lately, but I just figured it was from the frustration of dealing with my diabetes.
     
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your not on prednisone are you?

    cause that will def. do it to you
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    No prednisone here. Just insulin and symlin.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Get your doc to prescribe the Vit D treatment. It's 2 or 3 times a week, 50K units per pill.

    Changed my life!! I get seasonal depression- now we know why! I hate cold and won't go outside unless I have to when it's nasty out. Not enough exposure.

    Makes a difference to get your levels up- do it. It'll dramatically change your mood, energy, and best: your immunities!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    The dietitians I work with say everyone is Vit D deficient, here in the gray PNW.

    Imp
     
  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Most folks here in MI are low, or at least seasonally low.

    Vit D affects a LOT of things in a body - depression, pain problems (fibromyalgia), etc.

    My rheumatologist likes to check my blood every 6 months, and Vit D is one he likes to check. He's stopped checking though because I'm borderline HIGH, all the time. I don't supplement, I don't even drink "Vitamin D" milk or fortified cereal, juice etc.

    I eat fish - a LOT of fish. A lot of my fish consumption is sardines, to avoid ingesting a ton of mercury [​IMG] Tuna fish is good, along with salmon (we make salmon patties from the canned stuff). Egg yolks are high in Vit D.

    I've been on Vit D supplements before, apparently I don't synthesize it well - used to be low until I met DH, and changed my eating habits. Also, Vit D is a fat-soluble - it NEEDS fat in order to be useful.

    It's early, and I'm not thinking coherently, sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Yep, low here too. Been on supplements for over a year and feel so much better. Seasonal affect under control too! Woohoo!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I was told by the person who did my bone scan to take specifically vitamin D3, not just plain vitamin D. I have osteopenia.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I think ALL of us in the family is low, moody is one of them and I'm in pain all the time. Might try the OTC Vitamin D supplement.
     
  10. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "they" have raised the amount of vit D you should be taking everyday...I take 5000 iu a day because my body has issues retaining it. And I also get the 50k iu pills about 3 times a year to take for a month. it really does make a difference in your mood! My issue also stems from thyroid problems, so you might want your doc to do a full panel on that as well. Just had mine removed last summer.
     

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