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Old 04-14-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

I'm curious what symptoms, if any, those of you who have been diagnosed with low vitamin D have had.

I was just recently determined to have a low level (15 ng/mL), and have had the following symptoms which I'm not sure whether or not I can attribute to this deficiency - but I [B]do not have a thyroid disorder[B] or anything else that might explain them. Mostly it's been blamed on chronic fatigue syndrome:

intermittent bouts of telogen effluvium (hair loss)
extreme fatigue
muscle weakness, especially upper arms and thighs
foggy memory
"slow" thinking - forgetting easy words, etc.
burning sensation on bottoms of feet at night and sometimes when standing for a prolonged period
intermittent skin rashes that appear quickly and go away within a short time

What are other people experiencing?

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Old 04-26-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?


I just had my levels tested and the total levels(D2 & D3) came back at 6. I have been prescribed a weekly D Vitamin at 50,000 iu. The symptoms I was having prior to finding out my levels were:

Extreme and very debilitating fatigue

Hair loss

Extreme muscle weakness, so much so that I have now been diagnosed as having Myasthenia Gravis

Shortness of breath

Chronic Dizziness and Vertigo

Brain Fogginess/Mental Confusion

Heart Palpitations

Muscle Cramps and Spasms

Blurry/Double Vision

Loss of Balance


Old 08-19-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

Yes, all of the above and virtually anything that mimics MS. Just had first injection 3 days ago and waiting to see what happens now. Worst for me right now is blurred vision, fasciculations, jolts, mild cramps, and roaming tingling. Best to all.

Old 12-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?


I've just been diagnosed with vitamin d-deficiency, after a year or so of different symptoms and problems (more and more symptoms as the time went, and doctors didn't find anything wrong - very frustrating!). I list my symptoms in the order that they have appeared:

- chest pain - probably muscular. Sometimes hard to breathe.
- constantly tired/worn out (fatigue?)
- headache
- stomach-problems - mostly diarrhea
- dizziness
- back- and neck-pain
- tender spots in the head/scalp
- hurting throat - feels a bit swollen often (gland, or something?)
- blurred vision

Probably I forgot something, but anyway. It seems to me as if the symptoms are way more intense during my period - has anyone else experienced this?

I started taking D3 a few days ago, I chose Dr.Joe's spray (a bit of googling told me the one my doctor prescribed are no good, so I haven't bothered picking it up).

I'm wondering - how long dit it take before you noticed any improvement?

Old 02-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

Fatigue, muscle aches, and muscle weakness mostly. I got brain fog but I'm also menopausal. The doctor gave me a prescription for Vit D that didn't do any good at all. It took a few weeks of taking D3 (2000 mg per day) that I started to feel better. I've heard you can take a lot more than 2000 mg, but don't quote me.

Old 03-13-2011, 01:21 PM   #6
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

I have most of the above symptoms and have been trying to ge a diagnosis for years since it first started with extremely low ferritin levels, lowest was 5 and I've had iron infusions which weren't succesful. I have been given the prescription for 50,000 Vit D once a week for 8 weeks...whats the difference between that and D3?

Old 06-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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Re: What are your Vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

Depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, inability to lose weight when I diet & exercise -- these have all just been "normal" for me, for years. At least a decade. I've just fought through it and taken Lexapro and Xanax and seen a therapist and a personal trainer ... but I never. Ever! Suspected any kind of vitamin deficiency.

Now I've just discovered my Vitamin D is 6.9.


I just started today taking 5k of D3/day.

But I don't know what to expect. Is this really going to make my depression and anxiety go away? Am I going to be able to fall asleep and stay asleep all night, then bound out of bed with a song in my heart in the morning, raring to face the day?

I don't know how to be that person.

I'm interested in hearing from people who have seen results from their vitamin D supplementation -- how long did it take you to notice a difference, and how profound was the difference? Has anyone really seen their depression and anxiety and fatigue and insomnia disappear?

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