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    Old 02-19-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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    Low Vitamin D levels

    What do low Vit D levels cause?

     
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    Old 02-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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    Re: Low Vitamin D levels

    I don't know why this is in the Anemia topic but I can answer some of that based on my own experiences.

    Although without vitamin D-3 supplements, my levels do not fall far below the low range, but I feel terrible when they do. I have heart palpitations, significant joint aches and pains but with no swelling or redness. I get very bad cramps/charlie horses in my feet and they wake me up at night. Additionally, the bottom of my feet become very red and they hurt all the time. I also have very painful muscle aches, especially in my thighs. I feel cloudy and anxious and just feel unwell.

    I take 2,000 i/u per day in the winter and reduce it to 1,000 during the summer.

    I have significant hot flashes when I take vitamin D but it is well worth it to me. A few hot flashes are an easy trade off to pain and suffering. I experimented with decreasing the D, spreading it out over the day, trying different brands/ingredients but I still have hot flashes. I will NEVER stop taking it.

     
    Old 02-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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    Re: Low Vitamin D levels

    I have both anemia and a severely low Vit D level so my symptoms overlap....

    fatigue
    muscle weakness
    cracks on the corner of my mouth
    shortness of breath comes easily
    headaches
    restless legs

    If you look back at the health issues...there is a forum for Vitamins and Supplements. Under there you will find more threads about Vit D deficiencies and supplements.

     
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