Hello there Rache..
Nice to meet you!!! Sounds like you sure have an interesting history and I'm glad you checked us out and have joined our wonderful fibro family!!
I need to get my Vit. D checked out at my next doc. appt. I'm sure it's non exsistant!
I noticed in your post that you had extremely high cholesterol and you're very young. I too had that problem, at 32, when I was exercising every day mine was about 450.. BUT.. the thing we have in common is the psoriasis!! I was told that people with psoriasis have a tendency to have high cholesterol.. I don't know if that's an old wives tale or what.. but I've been dealing with it for most of my adult life. It sure would be interesting if it can be held at bay by vit. D. I'm 51 now and have been taking Lipitor for years. My choles. is reasonably normal now.. but the LDL is still high.
Again.. welcome to the family!! I'm so glad you found us!!
Hello again, and thank you guys so much for the welcome! I really appreciate it.
I viewed your post on Vitamin D Deficiency Sherrine, it's very informative, and I am glad someone is trying to share this info with the rest of the community! A lot of the bone pain I had faded with the Vitamin D, as well as that god awful fatigue... even nearly ten years after the fatigue had started, I was still sometimes coming home from work and falling asleep until the next day, and even if I didn't sleep that long, I was always at least taking a nap, every day. But the Vitamin D really helped that, and I am at least at the point where I only have to take a nap once a week or sometimes twice, depending on the day of course. But I agree with you -- I think you should try the 50,000 IU pill. I was actually taking a multivitamin prior to being diagnosed. Granted, it was only 400 IU, but I think it should have counted for something.
And pattipanda, I really hope you can get your doctor to check your vitamin D -- Don't take no for an answer! I needlessly took Vytorin for years and I am still not happy about it... at the time I had no insurance and that stuff wasn't cheap. I've had psoriasis for twelve years now, on the back of my scalp. Luckily that is the only place it has ever been. My fiance's father just was diagnosed with psoriasis, and he has it all over his arms and hands, so he is always wearing these plastic gloves now. I really feel for him! I tried so much stuff to get rid of the psoriasis. For the longest time, probably years or so after I got it, I just thought it was bad dandruff, as young as I was, I didn't know any better. When I figured out it was psoriasis I bought all kinds of shampoos off the internet, and of course none of them worked.
I'm looking forward to learning more from you guys! Just hearing that other people have these problems and I am not crazy really helps.