Severe Vitamin D Deficiency (Heartburn)

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Bulldawg
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   Posted 10/19/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,
 
I have been having stomach issues for years (acid reflux, burning, bloating, pain) and can't seem to shake it.  It has affecting my sleep, emotional state, etc.  Had the scope done and no ulcer or cancer. Tried Nexium, Aciphex, etc.
 
Well, I went to an internist for a complete physical a couple of weeks ago and I was diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency.  I don't drink milk (think I am intolerate to it) and don't lay in the sun (after a severe burn many years ago.) 
 
Do you you think that my severe Vitamin D deficiency has been causing a lot of my stomach issues? Hence, I have not been getting the proper nutrition.  I am currently taking 50,000 IU of Vitamin D once a week for 4 weeks and then monthly after that.  I took my second dose this morning.
 
Thank you,
Bulldawg 
 
 
 
 

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/19/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Bulldawg, and welcome to healingwell.

I have researched your question, and I came up with this list of diseases linked to Vitamin D deciciency...

List of diseases linked to Vitamin D deficiency...


• Alcoholism
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Autoimmune Diseases
• Birth Defects
• Bone Diseases
• Bone Pain
• Burning in Mouth
• Cancer
• Celiac-Sprue
• Coeliac
• Crohn's Enzymatic Diseases
• Fatigue
• Impaired Wound Healing
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Insomnia
• Intestine Irritability
• Joint Pain
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Chronic Pain
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Depression
• Diabetes
• Diarrhea
• Kidney
• Liver
• Lupus
• Malabsorption
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscle Pain
• Myopia
• Nervousness
• Obsessive Disorders
• Osteomalacea
• Osteoporosis
• Panic Attacks
• Parkinson's



That is the best information I could come up with. I hope this helps you in some way. Again, welcome to healingwell. Stick around here with us!!!
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Bulldawg
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   Posted 10/19/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, thank you for your response.   I have definitely been experiencing a lot of those in addition to the stomach and insomnia, I have experienced nervousness and drepession and currently on meds for both, including Ambien cr for sleeping. 
 
I have noticed that the last few nights I have been able to go back to sleep upon awaking early which I could not do about a week ago. 
 
Any idea how long its takes to build the body back up with a deficient vitamin?
 
Thanks,
Bulldawg
 
 

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   Posted 10/20/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Bulldawg. I am glad you were happy with the response!

I am glad you are having a better time sleeping! As for how long it takes for your body to build back up with a vitamin deficiency...I don't know for sure, but I can imagine it would depend on how overall healthy you are, and what you are doing to build up that vitamin in your body.

Just so you know, here are some of the best ways to build up vitamin D in your body by using food...

Cod liver oil, 1 Tablespoon
Salmon, cooked, 3½ ounces
Mackerel, cooked, 3½ ounces
Tuna fish, canned in oil, 3 ounces
Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 1¾ ounces
Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D fortified, 1 cup
Margarine, fortified, 1 Tablespoon
Pudding, prepared from mix and made with vitamin D fortified milk, ½ cup
Ready-to-eat cereals fortified with 10% of the DV for vitamin D, ¾ cup to 1 cup servings (servings vary according to the brand)
Egg, 1 whole (vitamin D is found in egg yolk)
Liver, beef, cooked, 3½ ounces
Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce


I hope you get built up soon!

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have!

Update us with your progress!
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Bulldawg
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   Posted 10/20/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you TammyGlr for responding back to me. My Internist has me on a 50,000 IU's Vitamin D prescription. I have to take 1 pill weekly for 4 weeks and 1 monthly thereafter.

I am also trying something called "Heartburn Free" to get some ease with my stomach pains and bloatedness as my body replenishes itself with Vitamin D. I hate the cramps that I have been experiencing.

Regards,
Bulldawg

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/20/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bulldawg.

No problem for the responses. I am glad I could be of help. I do hope you will stay with us and update us as to how things are working out for you.

I am not familiar with this thing called Heartburn Free. I am not sure if others are aware of what it is either...would you mind giving us an idea of what it is? I personally have never heard of it.

Thank you.

Again, stick with us!!! We can try to help you and you can try to help us too!!!
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Bulldawg
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   Posted 10/20/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Heartburn Free with ROH10 is a product that I picked up at a local health food store yesterday and is suppose to 'put out the fire" lasting relief from occassional heartburn for six months or more. It's 10 softgel capsules that you are suppose to take 1 every other day for 20 days. Enzymatic Therapy is the maker and you can google it in that I am not sure if I can give out websites on this forum.

I am not sure that it's going to work but it cost $30. I am hoping that it will curb the heartburn so that I can also get relief from the gas pains and cramps that I am also experiencing.

Regards,
Aarondawg

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/20/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for telling us more information about this product. Maybe you could let us know how it's working over time!!!

Be Well!
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Best Wishes to ALL...
 
~Tammy~


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bulldawg...Just checking in on you to see how you are doing!
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Bulldawg
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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Tammygirl, thanks for checking in. The HeartFree product was too good to be true and did not help me. My Vitamin D deficiency prescription is starting to kick in and my stomach is feeling better and I am starting to feel better overall. I take my 3rd pill today.

Regards,
Bulldawg

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Bulldawg...sorry to hear that the Heartfree product was too good to be true...unfortunetly, that often happens.

At least your Vitamin D prescription is kicking in. Glad to hear that is helping you out.

Stick with us...we are here if you need anything!
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PiaSava
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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I just replied to the same question in the Arthritis forum. Vit. D is connected to a few other hormones and taking supplments can mask the true values of those hormones.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=10&m=951740
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/26/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Pia for sharing your information!
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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 1/13/2013 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Bump for new discussion regarding vitamin D.

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pukeflare
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   Posted 1/18/2013 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that if you have a low ph level it is hard for the body to metabolize vitamins. I've been taking a multi vitimin and I notice a big difference. I'm a cave dweller who doesn't get much sense, so your theory seems like something I can relate too.

njmom32
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   Posted 8/20/2014 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Im new to the forum and boy am I having a rough time. Between vitamin d, deficiency horrible nausea from reflux, to apparentley having anxiety from who knows what and im feel like im going out of my mind. I have severe sensitivity to all meds cant take ANY reflux meds and am terrified to start anxiety meds since I have no clue as to why I have this is happening..Im on metformin for my type 2 diabetes which is very under control and on high blood pressure meds...I just cant live like this anymore and my family well its affecting all of us...Im recovering from ventral hernia surgery surgeon was hoping it would help reflux but it hasnt....

Going to dr today to have all my hormornes tested and vitamin d re tested as well, it might be perimenapause...

Thank you for listening

WellWoman
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   Posted 8/20/2014 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried DGL licorice? Slippery elm lozenges help, too, to protect the tissues. Eat little bits of candied ginger root for the nausea; it works in minutes.

Many people take the prescribed vitamin D from the pharmacy, but that is synthetic D2. You can get your levels up much faster with natural D3 off the shelf, and it only takes 2000 to 5000 i.u. capsules vs. the 10,000 or more of the synthetic. At one time, I was severely deficient. The lab thought there was a mistake and ordered more blood, but no, it was really that low. I can maintain normalcy with 5000 i.u per day, which I can digest now due to the DGL.
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