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Old 02-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Here's a bit of information for you to think about

I've been responding on crazylife's thread about my peri-meno symptoms and having just visited a bio-identical hormone dr.

The blood work she drew showed I was pretty low in vitamin D. Doctors seem to be cluing in on this important vitamin as I have had so many women I know that have been getting their blood work done with the inclusion of checking vitamin D levels. And so many of them are low. Typical of winter months and diets low in vitamin D consumption.

But I did some reading on low vitamin D levels and they can be attributed to a lot of our symptoms too - fatigue, depression, anxiety etc. I was even reading how low vitamin D can affect sleep because it works in concert with melatonin and some people have noticed improved sleep by taking high doses of vitamin D before bedtime. Today will be only my second day of 6000 IUs. My doctor told me to take that much and in 2 mos when we recheck my hormones, we'll check my vitamin D.

So those of you who are seeking a doctors help for your symptoms, have them check your vitamin D levels. Then go read about vitamin d deficiency and see if any of what you're experiencing might fit some of those symptoms. It may not "cure" us, but if that deficiency is only adding to our already hormonally whacked out body, we might as well try to eliminate one thing that could be adding to the cookiness.

 
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Re: Here's a bit of information for you to think about

I too was low on Vitamin D about a year ago so I started taking 2000 per day. My tiredness has almost completely gone away and my anxiety levels has gone down too. I had read about both being affected with vitamin D online awhile back and I thought that was interesting - no so much about the tiredness but the fact that it may have helped my anxiety. Either that or I have had an easier year...hehe

 
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Re: Here's a bit of information for you to think about

I've been instructed to take 6000 IUs for 2 mos and then we'll retest. I notice after I take it and a vitamin B complex, I feel calmer and the heart palps let up. But it's short lived. I've only been taking both since last Thursday so I assume it takes time to build up in my blood.

I hope it helps with the anxiety soon! GAA! I've never had it this bad before. Only when I had a particular thing to be stressed about, I would. But just to have this random anxiety for no apparent reason is driving me nuts!

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