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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?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Arms and upper back aching. Arms and legs falling asleep easily. Vitamin deficincy? History of ehlers danlos GERD pots

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

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What diet should I use for vitamin d intake. I am vitamin d deficit.

What diet should I use for vitamin d intake. I am vitamin d deficit.

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 more

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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

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

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get enough vitamin d?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get enough vitamin d?

Bone loss.: Bone loss would be common. Many other problems may occur including muscle weakness, infections, diabetes, and possibly various cancers. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs if i don't take my vitamin d supplements?

I'm curious what occurs if i don't take my vitamin d supplements?

Well......: Unless you are one of the very few patients that actually need Vitamin D due to documented deficiency or possibly suggested due to an illness or medication interaction, nothing will happen if you do not take your supplement. Indeed, most likely nothing happens to you if you DO take the supplement. That is why these products are not strictly regulated by the FDA. ...Read more

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I don't have a thyroid should I be taking vitamin-d everyday? And why?

Take in fall/winter&: Whether you have a thyroid or not, everyone in the us (except deep south) gets deficient in vit d in fall & winter unless you take it. In spring & summer you can get d from being in midday sun without sunscreen- if this is not the case take it year-round. Adults need about 5000 iu/day for optimal levels. As to why, vit d improves health & reduces mortality, decrease cancer &...See comment for more:. ...Read more

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If your intestines don't absorb vitamin d, can you do surgery on them to make them absorb it?

If your intestines don't absorb vitamin d, can you do surgery on them to make them absorb it?

Why not absorbed?: Surgery won't help vitamins get better absorbed by the small intestine. The issue may be whether someone not absorbing vitamins could have an underlying malabsorption disorder like celiac sprue or crohn' s disease. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

See below: You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative food sources of vitamin d if one can't take dairy and much fish or regular sunshine ?

Are there any alternative food sources of vitamin d if one can't take dairy and much fish or regular sunshine ?

Vit D sources: Some natural food sources of Vitamin D include: Parsley Nettle Alfalfa Blue-Green Algae Chlorella Horsetail Eggs Fortified soy products Mushrooms Oysters Caviar! ...Read more

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I have low vitamin D level & low Potasstuim level should I be worried ? Can it be cause by candida ? Wasn't a healthy eater until now

I have low vitamin D level & low Potasstuim level should I be worried ? Can it be cause by candida ? Wasn't a healthy eater until now

Unrelated: Hi. Low potassium (K) and low vitamin D are mechanistically unrelated. Is your K reproducibly low? Do you have high blood pressure? If you do, that and the low K may be related. The low vitamin D is just that most of us don't get enough sunlight to make our own, so you need dietary supplements. NONE of it is related to Candida! ...Read more

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My lab results just came back and my health is in good condition but I don't have enough vitamin d. How will this show physically in/on my body?

My lab results just came back and my health is in good condition but I don't have enough vitamin d. How will this show physically in/on my body?

Vit D Deficiency: Vit d deficiency can caue pain in bones and muscle, and in growing children can caue ricketts and in severe form osteomalcia in adults.But most of the times the symptoms may be so suble and you may not know you are deficient till blood test shows on blood test.We know now that vit d has a role in preventin cardiovascular disease, cancers, asthma in children, cognitive impairment in older people etc. ...Read more

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How long and how often should get a sun exposure to get Vitamin D? I work in an office & don't get much sun.Is it true I should have calcium together?

How long and how often should get a sun exposure to get Vitamin D? I work in an office & don't get much sun.Is it true I should have calcium together?

It varies: This depends on your latitude, time of year, your skin pigmentation & how much skin is exposed. It D helps us absorb calcium but many get enough calcium via diet. It's more important to take Vit K. If you don't get enough sun take 5-8000 iu of Vit D/day. See http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/ It's wise to test your Vit D levels; 50-80 is ideal. ...Read more

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SSRIs for SAD? Sun lamps don't help me. I take plenty of vitamin D. What depresses me is not being out in the park, w/happy people on warm evenings

SSRIs for SAD?  Sun lamps don't help me.  I take plenty of vitamin D.  What depresses me is not being out in the park, w/happy people on warm evenings

Do you exercise?: It can make a big difference, even simply walking for 20 minutes or so. Also, consider 5-HTP. It is a natural supplement some folks use for mild to moderate depression, including SAD. Peace and good health. Lots of it in turkey but 5-HTP is more effective. I'm a vegetarian. ...Read more

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Frequent heahaches, some lasts for days, pills don't work, I also have severe vitamin D b6 b12 deficiencies,took vitamin pills/inection nothing worked?

Frequent heahaches, some lasts for days, pills don't work, I also have severe vitamin D b6 b12 deficiencies,took vitamin pills/inection nothing worked?

Not vitamins: You need to be under the care of a competent neurologist who can first rule out organic disease using history, physical, labs and imaging. It's a shame to have normal pressure hydrocephalus, chronic subdural hematoma, meningeal tuberculosis, lues, or a tumor written off as a "vitamin deficiency" -- that's not how real vitamin deficiencies present. Get with somebody who knows their stuff. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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