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Vitamin D Deficit And Ehlers Danlos
At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid ,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?
Muscle contraction: Goose bumps are caused by the contraction of small smooth muscles in the skin, arrector pili. The main stimulus for goose bumps is the body trying to retain heat so it goes with your sense of cold. It could be linked to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome as these skin smooth muscle contractions are triggered by stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, the same system affected by POTS. ...Read more
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more
Arms and upper back aching. Arms and legs falling asleep easily. Vitamin deficincy? History of ehlers danlos GERD pots
Not Vitam deficiency: Would less likely be a vitamin deficiency. Your physician can check. With the background of POTS and Ehlers Danlos would suggest you discuss the possibility of Fibromyalgia with you physicians. We see a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos - also known as benign hypermobility who have fibromyalgia. Your physician will help with therapy which includes exercise, correct of sleep and stress issues. ...Read more
Supplement D3: Most adults need 5000-8000 iu of vit d/day to achieve optimal levels of vit. D. One can get this from exposure to mid-day sun (without sunscreen) in spring ; summer (if in tropics year-round) or from taking supplemental d3 it is impossible to get anywhere near this amount from diet. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I am having very weird feeling in my entire body. I feel as if my legs are being pulled inside the ground. I am vitamin d deficient. I have anxiety issues. Sometimes light headed and feel somewhat in the throat. Are these symptoms of vitamin defici
Could be anxiety: Most people don't have symptoms of vitamin D deficiency other than fatigue. You mentioned that you have anxiety. These symptoms may be related to your anxiety instead. Many physical symptoms can be attributed to anxiety. You will need a good physical exam to make sure other causes are ruled out, but I would bet on anxiety. ...Read more
Depends: How much vitamin d a person takes is dependent on their vitamin d level on routine blood testing. If not deficient, vitamin d does not need to taken. If deficient, i recommend 1000 units daily. This is in the form of vitamin d3. In addition, one also needs 10-15 minutes of sunlight to make the inactive form found in pills into an active form issuable to the human body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 50000 iu of vitamin D once weekly. My D level is 26. Neuro suggested to take 1000 daily before that. Can I take the 1000 daily too?
Higher appropriate: You can expect at least 3 to 6 months of treatment before you can raise your serum levels to a healthy normal. The amount of oral vitamin D3 needed to correct deficiency depends primarily on your adipose tissue mass. The morbidly obese require 3 times the usual dose, 30,000 iu/day, Many experts now recommend aiming for mid to higher nl range. You may require 2,000 iu/day just to remain normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
VIT D: Is made in the skin and the light spectrum needed is best between noon and three pm daily for 15-20 minutes -without sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks vit d synthesis by 95%. Staying indoors and not being in sun between 10 am and 4 pm reduces our exposure. As said before...Poor diet and chronic illnesses ..And living above the 34th parallel all contribute.Serum levels are optimal at 50-70. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: First and foremost, sunlight. However, if you live where it's cold enough to have a winter, sunlight won't be strong enough to give you what you need. Food sources include salmon, herring, mackerel, whale blubber (for real!) and there is a small amount in some mushrooms. Easier to get it from a supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are well tolerated forms of vitamin d and what are some tips on how to best take it? I get bodyaches with calciferol.
Smaller doses, D3: Vitamin d, in usual doses, should not cause much by way of muscle pain unless you have an underlying metabolic disease. Sometimes it is better tolerated when taken daily and somewhat smaller doses, rather than once a week in 50, 000 units. Naturally derived forms of vitamin d3 can also cause less distress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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