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I was wondering if CFS can be triggered by Vit D deficiency, esp. in combination with prolonged stress (I am a 'high achieveing' student and have been putting pressure on myself since primary school - I am now finishing Uni) and a period of being underweight.
Namely, I have been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency (12 ng/mol) in March 2015. Since then, I have been taking supplements (first 20,000 IU per week for 6 weeks, now 5,000 IU every other day) and my blood test in November 2015 showed normal vit D levels (~42 ng/mol) but I have persisting bone aches in both legs and arms (they can be extremely painful, almost like my bones were cracking/breaking) as well as feeling run down/tired all the time no matter how much sleep I get.
I have trouble getting to sleep - it's almost as though my sleeping pattern were shifted 'forward' (i.e. go to sleep later and want to wake up later), but I wake up as tired as the day before.
I had my thyroid (TSH, T4) and 'stress hormones' (cortisol, ACTH) tested but they all came back normal. My endocrinologist suggested I might have a form of CFS.
Do my symptoms indicate CFS?
Is it plausible I have it based on my health history (I have not had any serious infections)?
If anyone has any helpful insight, it would be greatly appreciated.
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