I've seen some posts here and there in which people described vitamins for fibromyalgia. I would like to hear from anyone who has specifically tried Vitamin D as well as B Complex or specific B's. How much did you take, and what impact did it have, if any? I started to take D two weeks ago.
Wishing you peace and comfort,
Paddy, I take Vit D 2000 mg. a day, my rheumy wanted me to do that after I tested low for vitaminD in a blood test. I also take a Vit B, it is a multiple B, called Stress B. I did not notice a significant impact from the D vitamin right away. But I take a wide range of vitamins in doses I feel help me so to increase one vitamin may not have any impact for me. I have periods of time when I don't get my vitamins taken regularly and I do notice a difference if this goes on for a few weeks. On the other hand when I am regular with all my vitamins I do feel better, but of course I have to stay the course and take them regularly for several weeks or even a month or two to start noticing any difference. We are all different and some people may notice a change sooner than others. If I had to venture a guess, I would say I am an indiviual who does not notice a significant change with vitamins or most medications. Rather it is a gradual thing for me. I can think of only a few times I was totally awed by a medical treatment or drug or anything OTC.
I wish you a faster return on your vitamins than me. Don't give up on them though if you don't notice a drastic change within a short time. I firmly believe that vitamins are very good for us and it takes a long time sometimes to work out the regimen you need. I hope you wake up some morning and say, "Oh boy that vitamin D is wonderful!" Never give up!
Ok paddy let me amend some of my previous post. I take 2000 IU of vitamin D not MG. If I am not mistaken IU stands for international units, but don't count on me I didn't know my IU's from my MG's. My vitamin B tablet includes B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, bioten, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C.
Sorry about that, I don't know if taking over the counter Vitamin D is different than prescription Vitamin D and if it is measured any different. Anyway, I really think it helps. I just don't feel that big zap right away from the things I take.
I was diagnosed as very low on D, and moderately low on B-12. The doctor prescribed an extra strong prescription only vitamin D, and said take an otc B-12. After 3 months on the super strength D, and the otc B, I was to continue with the otc B, and switch to otc D. (reading back that looks kinda complicated...lol)
Anyway, I opted for the B-complex because it contained the B-12 I needed and Doc said that was fine. That means that I am taking exactly what you asked about. I don't really feel any different as far as the Vit. D goes, no less pain, no better fog problems, etc.... but within an hour of taking the B complex, I get a rise in my sense of energy. Not a great amount, but enough to get around a little better. It lasts several hours. I do notice on the days that I forget it that I have no stamina at all... so it is a very good incintive to take that B-complex "horse pill" every day.
Hope this helped... and hope you feel better.
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Anyway, I'll start again....
Thanks all of you for your info re vitamins.
I will stay on the D. The B's that I'm on were recommended by my doc who said the meds I take "eat up" any of the B's I get in my diet. It's not all the B's because niacin (or niacinimide) gives me major sweats - big time!
So I take B6, B12, with folic acid. Which I understand is now being marketed for lowering homocystine levels in the blood of heart patients.
So just started the D vitamin 2 weeks ago, so jury's still out on outcome.
Wishing you peace and comfort,