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SilentStorm29
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   Posted 9/8/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I just got word back from my doctor, they have had me on vit D for a few months now cause I was pretty low, I'm now in a normal range! Yay! My liver and kidneys are good to! That's good news!

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 9/8/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on all the good news, hope it all stays that way you for a long, long time.
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   Posted 9/8/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
A lot of us are low on D. So I would plan on it as a lifelong thing from now on. I don't know why but fibromites usually always need D. I take 2000iu of D3 everyday.

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SilentStorm29
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   Posted 9/8/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
getting by said...
A lot of us are low on D. So I would plan on it as a lifelong thing from now on. I don't know why but fibromites usually always need D. I take 2000iu of D3 everyday.

Hugs, Karen


I'm om the same amount as you daily. It's the first time my level has been normal, but yes, your right, I will always need to take it. Yes, I've noticed that so many of us are low..I wonder why that is...

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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
That is awesome news!

I take V D on a daily basis.
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   Posted 9/9/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know what the scale is on a Vit D3 test? I saw one and it said between 30-100 was normal. Is this right? My last test was 42 which is right in the middle, but my GI doc said it was getting too high. So I went back to 2000 units a day, and the fibro pain came back. So I am back to the 4000 units which helped me alot more. Thoughts?
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   Posted 9/9/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That's wonderful news SilentStorm!

I am low on Vit. D (as are many others in this forum) so I've been taking high doses on the advice of my doctor. The only problem I've run into is that every time I try to swallow one of the pills, it gets stuck at the back of my throat, and then really hurts when it finally disappears. I've been having some dysphasia (difficulty swallowing) ever since my surgery for GERD in 2004, but most pills are okay. It's not even that these aren't coated (they're just like a tylenol) - they just won't go down on the first swallow (and yes, I've tried every swallowing trick out there).

At any rate, you have conquered your Vit. D deficiency, and that's just terrific!! Did you do it using pills, food or sun, or a combination? I hope you don't have any further problems. Thanks for sharing...that gives hope to others in the same boat!

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Pam
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Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

SilentStorm29
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   Posted 9/10/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
MsBunky said...
That's wonderful news SilentStorm!

I am low on Vit. D (as are many others in this forum) so I've been taking high doses on the advice of my doctor. The only problem I've run into is that every time I try to swallow one of the pills, it gets stuck at the back of my throat, and then really hurts when it finally disappears. I've been having some dysphasia (difficulty swallowing) ever since my surgery for GERD in 2004, but most pills are okay. It's not even that these aren't coated (they're just like a tylenol) - they just won't go down on the first swallow (and yes, I've tried every swallowing trick out there).

At any rate, you have conquered your Vit. D deficiency, and that's just terrific!! Did you do it using pills, food or sun, or a combination? I hope you don't have any further problems. Thanks for sharing...that gives hope to others in the same boat!

hugs,
Pam[/quot

I've just been taking my vit. Daily but I do go out first thing in the morning and stand in the direct sunlight, no shoes, and just soak it up for at least ten minutes! I also take fish oil. It probley helps that I now have a hammok I lay on! :)

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   Posted 9/10/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah for you!!!!!!! I started to take vitd 3 again and I swear there is a difference in pain levels
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SilentStorm29
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   Posted 9/10/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
KellieJo said...
Yeah for you!!!!!!! I started to take vitd 3 again and I swear there is a difference in pain levels


I don't notice to much of a change in pain levels (differs from day to day though) but I do notice I have more energy! Yay!
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