Vitamin D deficiency

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my GP tested me for Vit D level which was found to be low, and has prescribed supplements for me. I notice a lot of people on this forum are taking them. Is this because your levels have been tested and found to be low? Or is there a link to fibromyalgia anyway? x

 

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    Hi Jeanne, I take vit D because research has shown that most people in England are vit D deficient. Further research has shown that it reduces pain in people with fibromyalgia.
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    I was tested, had no idea I was low, I lived in the sun for 12 years,was shocked to find my levels nearly nil.

    Having read up on Vit D3,it seems to be a common factor for people with fibro,most GP's don't test,as it's not a normal blood test,something to do with it being a hormone.

    Quite a complicated vitamin.But hardly ever tested.

    Regular testing needs to be done, because overdose is not good on Vit D3.

    Over the counter ones are not the same.

    I think the NHS don't want to test because it's a specialised testing.And expensive.

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    I got tested because a symptom of Vit D deficiency is muscle pain so had to increase my zero levels to rule out Vit D deficiency before fibro diagnosis. Its v common in Uk to be deficient, nearly everyone in Uk is. A daily tablet sorts it so its no trouble to increase the levels.
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    First registrar I saw advised high dose vit D for 3 months my level was 23. Today saw the consultant who was a bit dismissive of the winter reading. I've realised now that he didn't answer when I asked whether I should continue with a maintain a nice dose after the 3 months are up? Any ideas please

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      Def take a maintenance dose. I was told to keep taking a supplement after my levels were back up to normal, i just take a multivit a day with 100% RDA for Vit D and extra Vit C in Winter as im prone to colds xx 
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    Sorry that should have said maintenance dose¡!!!!!
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      Hi Jayanne, my level was 20, and I only started taking the Vit D3 yesterday, so can't answer your query re maintenance dose. I would suggest you see your GP to discuss. Maintain a nice dose sounds better! More comforting somehow! Lol x
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    I was diagnosed in December and was diagnosed as very low on vitamin d so they gave a very high boost of vitamin d and m feeling better that i have for a long time, it helps alot, give it a month and im sure you will start to feel better, i hope everything works out

    Charley x

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