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mattie75 06-15-2009 01:37 PM

Low Vitamin D
 
I just got a call from my doctor that my Vitamin D level is low, and that my Calcium is also "borderline low" at 8.9 with normal beginning at 9. My thyroid levels were TSH at 1.459 and Free T4 at .79 (.59-1.67). I think I remember reading that some of you have low Vitamin D as well and it is common in Hashi's. Did I remember right? He is sending me a prescription for Vitamin D and I will take it for a month and then go to over the counter supplements.
My creatinine is at .9 and chloride at 110 which is a little high for me but I has not drank anything prior to testing. I seem to stay a little dehydrated.
Mattieann

Oleander53 06-15-2009 04:03 PM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
I take 5000 units a day of Vit D......... My Magnesium and D is always low. My Endo says there is an epidemic here in the US of lack of Vit D and Mag.

I do have Hashi's but low D is also common in Insulin resistance which I have also. Lack of D, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc are biggies...

I take 5000 units daily under the direction of MD Anderson Medical Center for Cancer prevention with my Endo's blessing. I think 2000 Units is normal daily dosage.

Hope you get feeling better. Oleander

mattie75 06-15-2009 06:04 PM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Thanks - I am also insulin resistance and also will start back on Metformin for that. Maybe this explains the terrible muscle and upper arm and leg pain and knee pain, twitching, etc.

My doctor that found this is in Arkansas. Very nice man. Treats me with great respect. Has not treated thyroid yet though. I am begging and he is thinking.

Mattieann

donna70 06-16-2009 03:31 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Hi Mattie,
Think you got yourself an excellent dr. I have RA, Hashi's and diabetes and when my new internist first saw me she found out I had low Vit D. The amazing thing is once I started the supplements, my RA got better, went into remission which I had never done before, so to me Vit D supplementation has done a world of good for me. No problems with my diabetes and was able to get off of Metformin by diet and walking and my thyroid is stable. Just hope that those muscle problems will go away with the Vit D. good luck!
Donna70

mattie75 06-16-2009 05:31 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Thanks Donna
When I look over my extensive list of symptoms many (most) are caused by lack of Vitamin D.
Mattieann

Oleander53 06-16-2009 06:55 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Mattie, I am in Arkansas also.....I have a wonderful Endo and had a wonderful MD that does good work also....they are both in Harrison. I am in Mtn View.

Oleander

mattie75 06-16-2009 07:30 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Yes Oleander I knew you were around the Mountain View area. This doctor is in Little Rock and I live way south of there. He is very knowledgable and a sweetheart but seems to stick to conventional TSH and such, but my FT4 continues to fall and I think it is only a matter of time before it gets low enough. He is the only one who has tested my Vitamin D levels and it sure makes sense with my symptoms, muscle weakness and twitching, insulin resistance, lightheaded, etc. Although he said the antibodies were giving me a fit at the time also and listen to this actually said antibodies were causing most of my symptoms.
Mattieann

Oleander53 06-16-2009 11:45 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
My Endo is Dr Finn Karlsson and he is in Harrison at this time. He was practicing in Houston. He is very very up to date but has to go back and forth to Iceland because his mother is ill....... He has turned my health around. Really a Gem..... He was my 4th Endo I went too, all others being a huge disapointment. If you ever need a different Doctor give him a try.

Oleander

mattie75 06-16-2009 11:57 AM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
I am in hopes this one will help and is watching my nodules, etc. and I am also seeing a OB/GYN closer to home that is into nutrition/bioidentical hormone replacement. I hope between the two that I will get better. I intend to get them on the same page. The Vitamin D makes a lot of sense after reading the symptoms and I seem to have a lot of them. My calcium was also a little low and his nurse said it should come up when Vitamin D levels get better. I am hoping after that lines out other things will fall into place. Thanks though. You never know when you will have to kick one to the curb. Hashi's is a big pain in the neck.
Mattieann

Emily Aimee 06-24-2009 12:11 PM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Mattie - just FYI, a nice source of quality vitamins is Freeda Vitamins - you can find them on line. I take a Calcium Citrate supplement with Vitamin D that is easily absorbed. I've never had a problem with it in 17 years and both levels have always been good on blood tests.

mattie75 06-24-2009 03:29 PM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Thanks - he sent me prescription for now but after I finish I will have to have over the counter supplements.
Mattieann

Harry 06-29-2009 10:18 PM

Re: Low Vitamin D
 
Have any of you used Garden of Life -- Vitamin Code vitamins for WOMEN? It contains a host of raw foods, enzyme, probiotics, amino acids that helps the aborption & targeted delivery unique for health as nature intented with raw stuff.

I take the one for MEN. But,the last time I went to my Endo on 5/18 -- She said, it looks like your Thyroid numbers have self corrected. So, I told her the changes I had made with diet and vitamins.


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