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Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:46 AM

So my doctor says I have a Vitamin D deficiency...

Doh.

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Reply So my doctor says I have a Vitamin D deficiency... (Original post)
WillParkinson Jun 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Jun 2012 #1
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Jun 2012 #10
2on2u Jun 2012 #2
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #3
2on2u Jun 2012 #12
LiberalLoner Jun 2012 #5
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #8
LiberalLoner Jun 2012 #11
Pool Hall Ace Jun 2012 #24
TexasTowelie Jun 2012 #6
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #7
dipsydoodle Jun 2012 #9
KT2000 Jun 2012 #13
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #14
Melissa G Jun 2012 #15
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #17
Melissa G Jun 2012 #19
Hell Hath No Fury Jun 2012 #26
beveeheart Jun 2012 #16
Melissa G Jun 2012 #18
LeftyMom Jun 2012 #20
freshwest Jun 2012 #21
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #22
freshwest Jun 2012 #23
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #25

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:49 AM

1. Me too. I take B-12 shots plus iron pills and another type of iron medicine.

 

Some times if it gets really low I have to have an iron infusion. Good luck with it.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:01 PM

4. Thank you for sharing!

Now I don't feel so alone.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:13 PM

10. Hey Will it isn't the end of the world. LOL. Man I realized how bad it was when I was

 

so dang tired I didn't want to fix anything to eat. I didn't even want to go to the bathroom. All I did was drink water. That's all I wanted. I lost about 12 pds. Then again at the beginning the doctors office called me and told me to come right away to the hospital. I had to have a blood transfusion. I stayed over night. That was about 5 yrs ago. I will always have problems with Vit D dificencies. I just get it check every so often. You do the same. But you sure aren't alone. Medications will help you.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:51 AM

2. !!11!DANGER Will Parkinson!!1! DANGER!! I hope it can be

 

addressed without drugs and surgery.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:00 PM

3. He's already given me pills.

Several pills. Hate pills.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:33 PM

12. Liquid D exists, as does liquid B's, and a few others. n/t

 

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:02 PM

5. Me too. Shrug. Also low in potassium, which could kill me.

I remember to take my vitamins some of the time anyway.

Best of luck to you!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:08 PM

8. As I said to SouthernYankeeBelle...

I'm glad you told me. I thought I was going to have people asking why/how/what, not thinking anyone would really be going through it, too!

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:19 PM

11. Oh, no, most of us are deficient in Vitamin D I read. My biggest problem

is that I have Ehlers-Danlos and my body tends to fall apart rather easily, more so the older I get. I expect I will die as my grandfather and mother did, when they were around age 70, who also had EDS - of my blood vessels finally bursting completely apart.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:31 PM

24. Oh, I'm deficient in Vitamin D, too!

And magnesium. And potassium.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:02 PM

6. Join the crowd.

I'm also on the mega-dosages of vitamin D. The bones in my calves and feet start aching when I let the levels drop too low.

Good luck and get some sunlight!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:03 PM

7. The sun...

Is evil.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 12:08 PM

9. My 41 year old daughter doesn't retain it sufficiently

so she has a bulk slow release shot into a muscle every 4 months or so. Level is checked each time prior to the jab to ensure its necessity. Three cheers for our NHS.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 01:48 PM

13. this is so common now

I hope they discover what is causing this. My guess is that something environmental is blocking the uptake.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 02:42 PM

14. In my case...

I do use fortified soy milk for cooking and hot chocolate, but that's about the extent. Working 3rd shift I rarely get out during the day, so seldom see that evil, evil sun.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 02:53 PM

15. Is the Sun so evil, that 15 minutes of morning sun is too much?

It does not usually take much to get what you need. I work a lot inside in a darkish room for 30 plus years. I take drops of D on occasion. You just reminded me to take more.

Hope this resolves quickly for you.

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:26 PM

17. Um...yeah!

This is all that would be left of me.



I'm very nearly a vampire after 25 years on 3rd. Direct sunlight could cause me to spontaneously combust or something.


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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:36 PM

19. But taking pills vs an early morning stroll???

If you start to shrivel into dust.. Set your phone for video and get someone to post.
Inquiring minds would want to know.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:54 PM

26. I have very low D issues --

and the freaky thing is I work out in the sun! How the heck does THAT happen? Doc put me on mega D for 3 months, got my numbers up for a bit but they crept back down over time. Welcome to the Low D Club.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 02:53 PM

16. For years I've had very dry, brittle nails -

never able to grow them, always looked as if I bit them off. After taking prescription Vitamin D and daily vitamin D3 for 4 months, I now have nails that look great! Yeah Vitamin D!!!

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

18. Thanks for the motivation!

My fingernails could use the help!

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 06:56 PM

20. A friend is having good luck with the new mushroom-based D3.

I've heard mixed things about whether there's any practical difference between D2 and D3, but if I had a deficiency and my doctor felt strongly about one form over the other or the research was pointing me in that direction I'd try that.

I don't get much sun either. I burn just thinking about it.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:03 PM

21. More sunlight required; or a supplement with it. Important for heart health, etc.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:36 PM

22. Yes, but sun = evil! Proof inside...



Artist rendering of the evil yellow skyball.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:03 PM

23. LOL! I used to think that when I lived down south. Now I consider it my dearly departed friend. Sigh

I am definitely stealing that picture and calling it by that name. The expression I heard used down south was 'GawdDamnedHotSun!' It was so humid, when the sun hit the skin, it felt like being roasted on a fire. You get used to it, though.

Some days though, I 'just closed my eyes and thought of England' (don't go there, Will) and read some story by Dickens around how the damp cold went through the clothes to the bone. Actually, it helped a lot, though I was drenched with sweat.

Some people get hysterical when they get that hot, so I suggested to some guys to remember when they were cold in winter and it helped to keep on working. We poured ice water on our heads at times and did the wet t-shirt look. Some of those were hot guys (you may now go there, Will).

Now I'm surrounded by people who go absolutely nuts when it's sunny and use an indoor full spectrum lamp. Or else I'll get down, I never believed in that stuff until it happened to me.

But hey, otherwise it would be the 'Evil Yellow Skyball!'

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

25. Apparently it is spelled "D'OH!" - I take a LOT of calcium and D and use the sun for D.

 

The pills are gross-tasting, but they help with calcium uptake. D's one of those things like B-12 that you really don't want to get low on.

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