The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Shortly after Gage was born, I started having these very strange pains. They would show up without warning, but would usually go away a few minutes later. They would attack a single area: my shin, my back, my shoulder, my neck. One place at a time, and I’d usually only have an attack once every few days.

vitaminsAbout 3 months ago, the attacks got worse. They would come more frequently, last longer, and be way more intense. Not only was I dealing with the attacks on just one area of my body, but I would also have full body attacks. When a full body attack occurred, I was {am} rendered useless. Sitting down hurt. Standing up hurt. Lying down sent surges of pain through my entire body. I couldn’t do anything but sit there, rocking back and forth, and cry. Sometimes for hours. About a month ago, these pains started coming every day or every other day and were taking control.

When my husband found out what I was going through, {because I had tried so hard to hide it!}, he insisted I make an appointment with my doctor. Not being able to stand the pain any longer, I gave in.

I was terrified it was going to be expensive. With hubby’s crappy insurance, we just don’t have thousands of dollars to pour into medical tests.

A little over a week ago, I saw the doctor. She decided to do a full blood panel and see if we could draw any answers from it. Six vials of blood later, I left praying that I would soon have answers.

I got my results late last week by phone and mail. My Vitamin D levels were very low. {The report suggested it should be between 32 and 100. My level was at a 14.}

After doing some research online, I am amazed at what Vitamin D deficiency can do to a person. One website I found suggested Vitamin D deficiency to be the cause of these symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Many other symptoms….

I’ve started a daily vitamin regimen, and I am praying that I see some relief soon. What an answer to prayer it would be if the cause for my pain could be “fixed” with just a few pills every day.

Looking back, I should have caught this. After Gage was born, I found myself leaving the house less and less. And when he stopped nursing, I stopped taking my prenatal vitamins. Both of those things could very well explain the drop in my Vitamin D levels, as the timing fits perfectly.

I had no idea that a drop in Vitamin D could cause so many problems, but apparently it can. If you are struggling with any of the symptoms mentioned above, talk to your doctor immediately about what it may be.

I’ll follow up soon and let you know if taking Vitamin D helps eliminate my pain.

Do you suffer from Vitamin D deficiency? Did a vitamin regimen help you?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This post is based on my pain and experiences with Vitamin D Deficiency. Symptom information can be found on this website: Talk to your doctor if you think you are suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency before starting yourself on a vitamin regimen.