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Can a vitamin D level of 21 cause depression? My doctor suspects I'm depressed. I say I'm just exhausted. I can't be in the sun because of lupus.

It's possible. Low vitamin D levels are common, but even if you cannot have sun exposure, it is easy to supplement Vitamin D. Talk to your doctor, but usually taking a high dose Vitamin D3 (2000 IU) twice a day should be adequate to see if it helps. Some doctors recommend much higher doses (50,000 IU or even more) but I would start low and see how you do. Read more...
Yes; easy to take D3. Low D can cause depression and fatigue and is associated with aggravation of SLE! Take 5-8000 iu of D3/day to get your levels in the 50-80 range. See http://doctormurray.com/vitamin-d3-is-important-in-autoimmune-disorders/ and http://tinyurl.com/zstm5u3 and http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer Many with lupus may have undiagnosed Lyme disease. See http://tinyurl.com/m2eld3v and http://tinyurl.com/zsx7eaq. Read more...

Fatigue affecting life for 3 months. Can a vitamin D level of 20 cause fatigue and depression? If so, can supplementing it with 2, 000 IU daily help?

Vitamin D3. Fatigue and depression can be related to low vitamin D3. At a level of 20, 2K IUs sounds low. Please check w/your doc but many people use 5K daily. Peace and good health. Read more...

Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue? I also have POTS syndrome.

Perhaps. I have seen low vitamin D cause fatigue and slow thinking. Usually it's at a level even lower than 20 however anyone with the level of 20 should either take vitamin D3 supplements or get out in the sun. Drinking milk does not help your body's vitamin D level. That said,, my patients with POTS have other reasons for fatigue in general . Read more...

Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue?

Yes. Low vitamin D levels are commonly associated with fatigue and depression as a cause or aggravating factor. Read more...
Yes. Typically symptoms such as depression and fatigue are caused by multiple factors. Consider light box therapy during the winter months. Taking a vitamin D supplement can also help and is generally safe in the appropriate dose. Read more...