Low vitamin D and Lyme

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whitneyk
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   Posted 12/18/2012 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering how many of you also have chronically low levels of vitamin D in conjunction with Lyme disease, and what your primary symptoms are? Does anyone know what the correlation between the 2 might be? i.e. does Lyme cause low vitamin d? I've been researching this and found a few articles but they are contradicting and not very insightful.

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   Posted 12/18/2012 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering this myself,

3 years ago, when i first got really sick, my vitamin d so low.

my md called me back, and said that is why I am having memory probs.

I live in Fl, where the sun is out more days than not

I immeditly questioned, last yr, I was fine, same food, same environment

now, what is going on? Why is body no longer absorbing this vitamin.

I even drank milk a few yrs back, brocoli consumption, etc

I would like to know why our bodies are no longr abosorbing essential vitamins, nutrients

I saw a sign at a blood lab, about that it can be a sign of weaken immune systems.

great ? I feel like Iam wiser than that old md I use to go to.

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   Posted 12/19/2012 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It's fairly common for those with Lyme to have low vitamin D levels. I would suggest that you use the search feature here (above, on the same blue bar as "Log off/on" ) and enter the terms "Lyme, low vitamin D". When I did, I got a whole bunch of links to check out!
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   Posted 12/19/2012 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is a link to a timely article/video that I just received in my email from Dr. Mercola. According to this article, there seems to be some sort of relationship between vitamins D, K, Calcium, and Magnesium. Perhaps this article provides the answers to low vitamin D levels in the body. However, vitamin D derived from exposure to direct sunshine apparently is not dependent upon vitamin K to be absorbed and metabolized. You can open the link by highlighting the link, then right click on it and select "open the link."

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/16/vitamin-k2.aspx?e_cid=20121216_SNL_Art_1

Don

Post Edited (Heathersdad) : 12/19/2012 4:42:57 PM (GMT-7)


HerrJager
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   Posted 12/19/2012 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely struggle with vitamin D. Have had consistently low levels since noticing it in February. Taking a supplement but not much change. Main Lyme symptom is fatigue, which I have read low vit D can contribute to. Will definitely be searching through the forum for some more threads on the subject.

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   Posted 12/19/2012 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
HerrJager,

Did you watch the video? According to it, if you don't have enough K2, then you will have low levels of vitamin D. This is not to be confused with K1. You can increase your K2 levels by eating certain "fermented" foods- not yoghurt. Low K2 can also contribute to cardiovascular issues!

Don

Post Edited (Heathersdad) : 12/19/2012 6:31:52 PM (GMT-7)


PennyPru
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   Posted 12/19/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Low Vitamin D also impacts our immune system function. I was severely deficient and supplemented 15,000 IUs of Vit D3 a day for 8 weeks and it went from low 20 to a really high 96.

The prescription version of Vit D is NOT D3, it is D2 and that type is not as good as the cheap and cheerful over-the-counter D3. D2 is not as bioavailable and often takes longer to restore Vit D levels.

Hope this info helps you.
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hishorselover
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   Posted 12/20/2012 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have low Vitamin D levels. However, everyone in my family does as well. My PCP says it is due to living in the New East and the use of sunscreen. I never go outside without sunscreen on....so I can't really say it's related to the Lyme.

Also...Vitamin D3 in liquid form is more effective than pills. My PCP has me on 6,000-8,000IU's day...

PennyPru
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   Posted 12/20/2012 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
fyi, most Vitamin D3 capsules contain a liquid inside.
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Mississippi Jane
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   Posted 5/19/2016 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
My primary care doctor recently prescribed Vitamin D once a week for a month or two. There was no follow-up test to see if the levels rose.

Post Edited (Mississippi Jane) : 5/19/2016 3:30:06 AM (GMT-6)


trader758
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   Posted 5/19/2016 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Last year my D was 26. Doc told me to take 1,000 a day. After research I took 10,000 a day plus K2. In 6 months I was up to 51. But I stopped because I had some other issues pop up and I wanted to figure out what was causing them. I really need to get back on it.

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   Posted 5/19/2016 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Mississippi Jane said...
My primary care doctor recently prescribed Vitamin D once a week for a month or two. There was no follow-up test to see if the levels rose.


You should test it and see what your levels are at.

How much are you taking?
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   Posted 5/19/2016 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking 6000 mgs a day of Vitamin D oil as I wasn't absorbing the pills. I was infected with Lyme while we were checking this though, so I've discontinued my vitamin D until I can get tested.
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