It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Vitamins & Supplements Message Board

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Blue Springs, MO USA
Posts: 5
mpatrick HB User
Question Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?


I had blood work done last week and have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency. My dr. told me to take 4,000-5,000 IU a day. I had the blood work done because I have been having all kinds of weird symptons/illnesses for a couple of years and was fed up with them. I thought maybe I had a thyroid disorder, but all my blood work (except the vitamin D levels) came back normal.

I am curious if my symptoms are typical of a vitamin D deficiency. A little about me: I am a 29 year old female. I have been an octo-lacto vegetarian since I was 10. I will admit that I hardly get any sunlight because I overheat and burn very easily.

My symptoms/illnesses include:
depression/anxiety/feeling very unmotivated
weight gain (steady gain of 25lbs over 2 years)
back pain/muscle aches
heart palpitations
forgetfullness (fuzzy brain)
urticaria/angioedema (hives/facial swelling) - Allergist could not find a cause
numerous sinus infections/colds
eye infections
mulluscom breakout earlier this year (pox like virus)
swollen lymph node (no pain and same size for 2 years) - had CT scan for this


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-13-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New London, CT, USA
Posts: 64
68GTX HB User
Re: Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

I had a lot of those symptoms you describe as well as reflux when I basically shunned the sun for years while trying to show what a "warrior" I was at work. That warrior status helped me put on 50 lbs, asthma, frequent colds, annual bronchitis, and higher blood pressure. When I finally changed my lifestyle, getting more sunshine was part of the regimen. I had never known that you need sun for optimizing vit D. I suspect much of the population is ignorant of that fact.

With a healthy diet, weight loss, and tons of sunshine I eliminated most of my problems. Somewhat higher Blood Pressure remains though I do note that during the peak 3-4 months of summer, it is well controlled at normal levels. It's only during the winter months when I supplement with Carlson's oral D3 (4000-6000 IU per day) and 15 min visits 2X per week to a UVa/UVb tanning bed that my BP is not quite so controllable w/o the need to take some medication. I do however maintain my blood D3 levels around 65 ng/ml all year round. A lack of sunshine (and therefore low or less than optimum D3) can lead to a host of problems, not the least of which are cancers. It's a fact that as you head further from the equator the incidences of prostrate and other cancers start to rise. It seems reasonable that our sun-phobic/skin cancer-crazed society of the past 40 yrs has paid the price with much more heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune disease. We'd be much better off with the 1 extra case of skin cancer per year rather than the 50-100 cases of additional organ cancers. Research has only begun to scratch the surface as far as the benefits of Vit D. Sure, 30 ng/ml of Vit D will prevent rickets. But it probably won't give you good health.

Last edited by 68GTX; 07-13-2012 at 07:04 AM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
vitamin D deficiency. does that explain my symptoms? hizzy Vitamins & Supplements 24 10-30-2012 07:34 PM
Low Vitamin D and Extremely Elevated ESR?? LadyJay Vitamins & Supplements 12 05-01-2012 06:44 AM
Could vitamin deficiency cause brains "not to work"? zmogas Vitamins & Supplements 3 04-19-2012 02:37 AM
Vitamin D deficiency susu2007 Vitamins & Supplements 75 02-27-2011 07:44 AM
Has anyone had acid reflux while being Vitamin D deficient? aprilraincaleb Vitamins & Supplements 11 08-23-2010 10:44 PM
Vitamin D Deficiency luv4horses Vitamins & Supplements 3 07-30-2010 03:19 PM
Could months of symptoms be from a Vit B12 deficiency?? Nataylia Vitamins & Supplements 1 11-10-2009 10:58 PM
What might cause low Vitamin D levels? Harry Vitamins & Supplements 6 10-06-2009 07:40 PM
What are underlying causes that contribute to low Vitamin D? djpatd Vitamins & Supplements 5 05-21-2008 01:36 PM
The great vitamin C debate! Kime Vitamins & Supplements 24 09-11-2004 04:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:35 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!