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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My results are in & I have a vitamin D deficiency.What are the symptoms besides muscle soreness and fragile bones for women?Cold feet? Fatigue?etc.?

My results are in & I have a  vitamin D deficiency.What are the symptoms besides muscle soreness and fragile bones for women?Cold feet? Fatigue?etc.?

Studies are underway: There is a lot of attention on vitamin D deficiency nowadays. Chronic pain and fatigue have been attributed to it by some. Cold feet is experienced by many people especially women. They are farthest from our hearts and most difficult to keep warm. There may not be any pathologic reason for it at all. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aching muscles an bones due to vitamin d deficiency, how to improve health?

What to do if I have aching muscles an bones due to vitamin d deficiency, how to improve health?

D defiicency: If you have been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency you need to take vitamin D supplements, readily available over the counter without prescription and usually not expensive. ...Read more

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My body is constantly sore and muscles are a little weak. I only left my house a couple of times all winter. Could it be vitamin d deficiency or what?

My body is constantly sore and muscles are a little weak. I only left my house a couple of times all winter. Could it be vitamin d deficiency or what?

Physical exam: You must obtain a comprehensive physical examination icluding blood and urine testing. Inactivity can also lead to emotional distress. Consult a psychologist. ...Read more

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Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Depends: Not absolutely essential, as family practice / internal medicine can initiate treatment, and as long as respond, no problem. If complex / delayed response, then endocrine can help. ...Read more

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My vitamin d tested @30. Can this cause muscle fatigue? Started 5000iu of vit. D, how long before feel affects?

My vitamin d tested @30. Can this cause muscle fatigue? Started 5000iu of vit. D, how long before feel affects?

Vitamin D Level: Muscle fatigue among a host of other health related issues, may occur with low d levels. Keep in mind that vitamin d should be in an oil base when taken. Also be aware that you only absorb ~35% of an oral dose. Most efficient route is sub-lingual. ...Read more

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I've had occasional bone pain, muscle twitching, fatigue, itching of the skin. Fatigue worse after vitamin D supplement. Could it be low magnesium?

I've had occasional bone pain, muscle twitching, fatigue, itching of the skin. Fatigue worse after vitamin D supplement. Could it be low magnesium?

Get a diagnosis: Muscle twitching and shortness of breath can be a signs of a serious problem. Before you decide on treatment you need a diagnosis. See a neurologist. Or your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Hair loss diarrhea frequent urination low vitamin d cause?

Hair loss diarrhea frequent urination low vitamin d cause?

Not likely: There seems to be more going on than meets the eye. A physical exam, including blood tests, can shed light on underlying conditions, for example hypothyroidism or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Maybe: Hi. If you get most of your vit. D from your diet (instead of from sun exposure), malabsorption can cause vit. D deficiency. So causes of malabsorption are associated with diarrhea, so there can be a connection. In general, I'd say chronic diarrhea needs a good work up by a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low B12: If you have low levels of b12- that needs to be investigated and treated. There is a cause for a low B12 level. Untreated it can lead to irreversible neurologic damage. While the cause can be dietary, there are more serious causes such as pernicious anemia- an autoimmune disease. So i suggest an investigation into why low b12. ...Read more

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Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid  D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D: If I read this correctly you are not being given enough Vitamin D. If your vitamin D levels are indeed so low you MUST bring this to your doctor's attention and have her/him increase your vitamin D. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Ok I have low phospherous levels and now blood test saying extremely low vitamin d. Can that be cause of the low phospherous issue and can chronic diarrhea cause the d deficiency?

Could be: Low vitamin d is extremely common and easily correctable by oral supplementation. Diarrhea may aggravate vitamin d deficiency. Low vitamin d may alter calcium and phosphate metabolism. It would be helpful to discuss all of these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

Im 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and doing some tests and may be imaging studies. There are disorders that are just as bad as some cancers. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old female who is experiencing head ache, muscle soreness,extreme fatigue,I had diarehha for 2 days I can barely move.

I am a 40 year old female who is experiencing head ache, muscle soreness,extreme fatigue,I had diarehha for 2 days I can barely move.

Viral syndrome: Clinically we usually can differentiate bacterial infections which we would possibly treat with an antibiotic from viral infections which we would not be susceptible to an antibiotic by seeing if there is only one organ system being attacked or if there are multiple organ systems being attacked. Viral infections usually attack one system, bacteria attack multiple systems at once. ...Read more

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My muscles ache, I have a positive ANA & very low vitamin d, what could it be?

My muscles ache, I have a positive ANA & very low vitamin d, what could it be?

Not enough info: Diagnosis of rheumatologic conditions needs a complete interrogation about symptoms, timing of the symptoms and a great characterization of which population you belong (age, sex, race, ethnic background, etc). You also need to review family history, social history ad a complete physical examination. To know what you have with this little, any guess is as valid as any. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more