Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Member Articles    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: Low Vitamin D  (Read 316 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline LASD

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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?
Bookmark and Share

Offline cali4niay

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Stressed
    Stressed
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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.
Bookmark and Share

Offline Slangevar

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1851
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 29
  • Gender: Female
    • Poke This Member
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.
Bookmark and Share

Offline LASD

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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
Bookmark and Share

Offline cali4niay

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Stressed
    Stressed
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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?
Bookmark and Share

Offline mollyfin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4377
  • Rec's: 36
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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.
Bookmark and Share

Offline LASD

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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?
Bookmark and Share

Offline LASD

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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?
Bookmark and Share

Offline cali4niay

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Stressed
    Stressed
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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.
Bookmark and Share

Offline mollyfin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4377
  • Rec's: 36
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
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. 
Bookmark and Share

Offline chunkymonkey

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 205
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2014, 12:48:03 AM »
I had low vit d also. It was at 10....i took vit d supplements for a month. Dont know if it got better though
Bookmark and Share

Offline LASD

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2014, 01:00:13 AM »
Have you been on any new meds?

I had a MS scare, but stopped asking for tests after the clean MRI.

Nope, I don't take any meds for that matter. And my initial MS scare stopped after my initial clean brain scan, but reignited again for some reason  :fragend005:
Bookmark and Share

Offline Lindsay2427

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 579
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Worried
    Worried
    • Poke This Member
Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2014, 07:21:10 AM »
I had low Vit D in March of 2013. Levels were 19. I was prescribed a once a week dose of 50,000 ius and after I finished that I continued to take regular vitamin D supplement of 2,000 ius and a multi vitamin with 1,000 ius and I had my levels re checked in April of this year and they were 49 so at the normal level. Vitamin D is very important to our body. I suggest taking up to 5.000 ius a day. A safe level is actually 100 and the most effective in cancer fighter properties is 70-80. I'm working at getting my levels to about 70.

Low vitamin D has nothing to do with MS. It's the #1 vitamin deficiency because it's just now being discovered how important this vitamin is. The majority of the population doesn't get enough vitamin D!!!
Bookmark and Share

Offline Brick5711

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rec's: 3
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2014, 07:39:31 AM »
I have low vitamin d. Mine was 25 supposed to be 30. I didn't really notice a difference. If there was a difference I chalked it up to pregnancy
Bookmark and Share

Offline Ihadcancer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 797
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 7
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Okay
    Okay
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2014, 07:47:28 AM »
My Vit. D level was 19 the first time it was checked. It took a year to get it to 100 and I take 6,000 IU's a day, every day.

I am in my 60's.  Once you get past a certain age, your skin no longer metabolizes the sun to create Vit. D. People who like in HOT areas, even tho the sun is bright, tend to spend more time indoors to avoid the heat and have lower levels. People of color tend to have low Vit. D. People with intestinal issues like IBS tend to have lower Vit. D levels. 

Remember, if buying supplements or taking daily Vitamins, it's Vit. D 3 and not just Vit. D that you need!

Vitamin D has been proven to help extend the life of cancer patients and prevent recurrences. I've been taking it for 5 full years now. 
Bookmark and Share

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
20 Replies
3671 Views
Last post September 03, 2013, 06:28:55 PM
by Beth0810
26 Replies
667 Views
Last post March 03, 2012, 10:43:21 AM
by hizzy
7 Replies
536 Views
Last post January 09, 2013, 09:41:55 AM
by sbl1234
1 Replies
146 Views
Last post June 26, 2013, 12:33:55 AM
by Cheezy
13 Replies
292 Views
Last post June 24, 2014, 05:43:24 AM
by mollyfin

anything