Friday, March 20, 2009

The D


I have finally gotten the diagnosis for my mystery ailment and I'm encouraging all of you to consider being tested as well. The rheumatologist ran a Vitamin D level which I honestly did not take all that seriously. I'm relatively young, usually healthy and eat a balanced diet. Besides, I am not convinced that vitamins are real things.
Anyway, the office called today with a lot of concern, my level is 7. Less than 10 is seriously deficient and some ugly things can result. My recent symptoms plus a few bonus things I usually just tolerate are likely connected. The doctor has called a three month prescription in and I'll have to be regularly retested. Naturally when I got the news I did a quick internet search and found there is real reason to be concerned about Vitamin D and to take this seriously. I'm thankful that I have not only a diagnosis but a relatively easy treatment and I'm looking forward to feeling better. So! Get tested!
Turns out vitamins might be real things after all.


However, there is no way mitochondria are real.

6 comments:

Trish said...

I read about this a few months back and had Mandy get tested because she is sick so much, catches everything...guess what...she was deficient too and is now taking Vitamin D!

Stacy said...

thank you Lord for Sara's diagnosis....but what about the u.p.o.?

Constance said...

With my ITP I have to be careful of certain tings. Vitamin C for example, not good because it aggravates an already overactive immune system. I take iron, folic acid, Vitamin K (helps to clot blood), Calcium with magnesium and zinc, B 12 and a woman's multi. Combine that with 600mg of steroids and Synthroid and that's a mouthful! I recently had a bone density test and while I passed, she recommended taking D as well! I need to research that before I pop anymore pills.
Connie

Deb said...

Mitochondria are very real. And so are vitamins. And YES a deficiency in D can be serious!

Praise God that you have an answer to what ails you and that taking a supplemental Vitamin D will help get things straight!

byhisgracealone said...

Praises on the diagnosis......

vitamins are valuable to me......

hugs to you
donna

Jacqueline said...

Hi -- Google brought me here as I searched for Vit D deficiency info. Glad you are on the mend and thanks so much for the Women to Women link. From the article you posted, I connected to another good one that describes symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency -- exactly what I was looking for!

Is vitamin D deficiency casting a cloud over your health?