Vitamin D and Fibro

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Nanners
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   Posted 9/23/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone take Vitamin D3 and find it helps with their fibro pain?  I have Crohns Disease also and just found out I am low on this, but was reading that it can really help with Fibro pain too.  Just looking for your thoughts.
 
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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getting by
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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nanners,

I take vitamin D3. Cholecalcifloral (sp). It really does help me and gives me energy and just an all around feeling of well being. I usually take 1000iu, but in the winter I take as much as 3000iu. I am happy that it is helping you.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, I too take vitamin D3.  I take 3,500 IU a day to keep in the barely normal range.  Many with fibro are deficient in this vitamin and, when you add the Crohn's and absorption problems, we are really open to that. 
 
Vitamin D is very important.  It helps prevent heart attacks and it is needed to absorb calcium for our bones.  I have a link in the Fibro 101 thread all about it.  Hope this helps.
 
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MEG25801
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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
I also am deficient in Vitamin D and take 2000iu a day.  It does seem to help some with the muscle pain.
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol~Lyrica


Nanners
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   Posted 9/23/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooh very interesting! My doc told me to take 400 iu daily, but was reading that that scale is really out of date and it should be at least 1,000 iu daily. I take a calcium supplement with 400 iu Vit D3, so I think I might start with the additional 1,000 iu daily and see how I do, and go up from there. Thank you so much for sharing. Karen I am really hoping it helps with my energy levels because between the daily chronic pain and fatigue, I am always pooped. My husband teases me because I take a nap everyday after work. He calls it my nap before bedtime:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

crazykitty
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   Posted 9/23/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
My rheumy checked my vitamin D level and I was at an abnormally low level. I was given a
prescription for 50,000 IU weekly for 6 weeks to bring my count to a normal level. Now I am
taking 1,000 IU daily. I am also taking Savella on a daily basis so maybe it is the combination
of the two, that is making me feel better. Wish there was a med to prevent flares!

Take Care
Robin
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 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 


getting by
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   Posted 9/23/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners,

I think that you will notice a difference when you increase your level of vite D. I hope so anyway. It really helps me and is so inexpensive. I got a special deal at Walmarts for two packs. I was thrilled.

Have you checked out the malic acid supplements? They help a lot too. Just thought that I would mention that.

Have a great day,

Hugs, Karen.

PS I am glad for you all that have noticed feeling better with the D3. I was amazed at how it made me feel.
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Littleneck
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   Posted 9/23/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Many people are much more deficient in D than they realize, especially if you live in a northern dark climate like Alaska, where we just got our first snow. I take 2500 a day and go up to 3500 a day in winter. I have friends who take up to 18,000 a day, 25,000 in winter. My stomach couldn't handle that, but I think even the 3500 helps me. I am really fascinated by the notions of vitamin deficiency and hormones, and what parts they play in fibro. I've been imbalanced in both, all my life, and so has my sister who has fibro.

foleyfan
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   Posted 9/23/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep i take Vitamin D. My doctor says I wont absorb the calcium supplement I take if I don't get enough D.

Statgeek
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   Posted 9/23/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Take it in the morning. It is not really a vitamin, but a hormon (or so my doc says). It can be stimulating, so can keep you awake if you take it at night. I am not taking 2000 ius a day. Not sure it that is the right amount. can't see a difference in the pain.
Sue

Nanners
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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Statgeek I also have Crohns disease, so I couldn't do it in the mornings because it would for sure upset my delicate tummy. I took it lastnight and had no problems with it keeping me awake.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/24/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on and off vit D for months now. For whatever reason it causes gastritis in my messed up tummy. My rheumy is looking into vit D/calcium infusion for me, I hope it is possible cause I did feel more motivation when I was on it. It is also good for depression.
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 9/24/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear, Marlee I hope that doesn't happen to me too. So far so good, but things could change in a couple of days, will definetely have to keep a watch out. I can't take even childrens vitamins as they upset my gut too much, so hoping I can keep taking this one. I have read the multiple things the Vit can help, and I have so many of them. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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