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Low Vitamin D
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:57:14 PM »
Hey everyone,

I just got my Vitamin D test results back, and it was low at 20. Of course being that MS is the disease I fear and am very convinced I have, the low levels do not help my morale as low vitamin D levels are linked to MS. Anyone else here have low vitamin D levels? If so, have you noticed any difference once you started supplementing?

Also, I'm strongly considering doing a lumbar puncture. Anyone have any experience with it, and was it as bad as it seems?
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 11:59:27 PM »
I had low vitamin D, as did my mom, husband, mother-in-law and every other relative that has had that blood test. Personally, I noticed a slight uptick in energy and that's about it.
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 11:59:47 PM »
Both my sister and I had low vit D and I've had symptoms that I thought were MS from time to time. It does seem like I've experienced fewer symptoms since I started supplementing and both of us noticed that we get sick maybe 1/10th as much as we did before.
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 12:05:42 AM »
Cool! Thanks for the input guys! I'm going to start supplementing soon, see if it helps any
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 12:14:32 AM »
What symptoms are you having that you may require a lumbar puncture?
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 12:20:38 AM »
I had very low vitamin D levels, almost zero.  I've gotten them up to more or less acceptable, though still under the desired levels, and to be honest I feel exactly the same.  No changes in symptoms I can pinpoint.
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 12:31:49 AM »
What symptoms are you having that you may require a lumbar puncture?

Well lately I've been having facial numbness and facial pains. Not sure if I'm experiencing Trigeminal Nueralgia or not, the doctor mentioned I could be, but he said himself that he wasn't a neuro so he wouldn't be the guy to diagnose that. Also been having urinary incontinence lately as well as the usual pins and needles and numbness on my extremitites, and not to mention the heat sensitivity that I experience daily. I guess I'm just curious to know if I do the LP, and I do in fact have MS, would it be normal like the brain MRI's have been, or will that actually show an abnormality?
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 12:32:27 AM »
I had very low vitamin D levels, almost zero.  I've gotten them up to more or less acceptable, though still under the desired levels, and to be honest I feel exactly the same.  No changes in symptoms I can pinpoint.

Did your doctor give you an explanation for such low levels?
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 12:34:29 AM »
Have you been on any new meds?

I had a MS scare, but stopped asking for tests after the clean MRI.
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 12:45:47 AM »
He told me to spend more time in the sun, that was it  :laugh3:  He didn't seem concerned at all.  Apparently it's super common. 
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