Are these aches and pains normal with vitamin d deficiency

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Hoping someone can put my mind at ease. i was diagnosed with vit d deficiency 3 weeks ago. im on 50.000 iu once a week. i feel worse than better. can someone tell me if these pains im experiencing are related to vit d deficiency. groin pain. leg pain. lower back pain. right arm and chest pain and fuzzy feeling in my head? any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Vitamin D deficiency does consist of bone, back and muscle pain. Also fatigue and tiredness. Do you know what your vit D measurement was? It normally takes about three months of supplements to get to normal depending where you are starting from.

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      i think my level was 3. i was hospitalized for a week with extreme head pain and leg pain before they realised it was vit d. is it normal to have a good week and then back to being bed bound? im also experiencing pain shooting through my armpit. is this also normal?

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      3 is pretty low, you could have some nasty symptoms. You may be better checking with your doctor that your symptoms are all caused by vitamin D deficiency though.

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    Of course best to consult the doctor on this.

    My guess is that it's not unexpected, but that is only a guess.

    Did you get a full set of blood test panels, when you were being diagnosed?

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      1st visit to doc. i got a full blood test minus a vit d test. all came back perfect. he ordered me a brain scan shows but was sent home to wait. i was then admitted to hospital as the pains i was experiencing were too much. i had brain scan chest xray both perfect. it seems doctors here dont have a clue when it comes to vit d deficiency. Had been back to my doc about pain and has made an appointment for chest and pelvis scan. told me nothing to worry about. but why would i need them?

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      i should say. i was addmitted to hospital while i was sent home from my doc. brain scan. chest x ray all fine and more blood test until they found out it was vit d

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      That's quite a story! Yes, doctors and nutrition are mostly different worlds here in the US, too.

      I think the surprise is that you got significant relief that quickly in the first place!

      My mother went through years of bad health, and I just trusted that her doctor was taking good care, until I finally got involved. She had been taking some modest vitamin D supplements, but (with doctor's agreement) I boosted these just a little, from 1000iu/day to 2000iu/day, and after a couple of weeks some things seemed much better, wish I could have been involved much earlier. Though since then I learned I should have used larger doses.

      I wonder if you should be taking more like 5000iu/day, instead of 50,000iu/week.

      Though let's hope, after just another week or so, it will be OK either way.

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      thanks for your reply. im going to start taking 10,000 daily as opposed to 50.000. i feel the 50.000 once a week isnt helping at all. im also taking magnisium and multi vits. would you know about vit k2 and if it would be of any help to me. thank you

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      You get most of your vitamin D from sunlight so some sunbathing could be added. You need to spend around twenty minutes without sun block, as sun block will stop the body absorbing vit D. I have been told ideally you should sunbathe in the nude!! You may prefer the supplements. About 20% of the bodies vit D is got through food so you could boost those up to, the list is pretty limited, such things as oily fish – eg salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel, red meat, liver, egg yolks and mushrooms.

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