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I have recently been diagnosed with Vit D deficiency...the level in my blood was under 10 (it was actually at 3) when it should have been at least over 50. I think it has been this low for at least a year. I didn't get any sunshine at all last year (severe hot flushes so avoided sunshine) without realising the consequences. My diet has not been ideal either. After several blood tests to test thyroid, and lots of other things, the locum GP came up with a severe Vitamin D deficiency.
Over the last 6 to 8 months my health has noticiably deteriorated with severe tiredness, no energy, really bad aches and pains, with severe pain in my joints, disturbed sleep, very depressed, etc. Plus I am pre menopausal and have depression, all of which are being treated separately and fairly successfully.
Anyway a locum GP put me on 20000iu of Vit D daily for two weeks which I finished this week...and now my usual GP has put me on a long term daily maintenance dose of 800iu Vit D (and didn't seem sure why I was on a daily dose of the 20000).
Anyway I had a busines trip yesterday, 6 hours total travelling and 6 hours in meeting, and half hour walks to the station and back....and the result on my body has been catastrophic. Really aching all over, severe pains in my arms and legs, both much more than usual, bad back, and just generally feel awful. Is this to be expected? Is this normal with a vit D deficiency. How long will it be before I start to see any benefits. The doc mentioned it will be at least another 6 months before my blood levels are tested but I work full time, am a carer at home and really want to start feeling better soon. Does anyone have any advice or information that might help please?
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