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Viral symptoms back - is it due to vitamin D?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by maryb, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. maryb

    maryb Senior Member

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    I've got the viral symptoms back that have dogged me from the start of this illness. Last serious one was 3 yrs ago which floored me (bedbound) for 3 weeks. Okay this one hasn't laid me out ( please god) but still feels bad.

    Dizzyness on rising - stagger to the bathroom - walking a straight line is hard - woozyness in head all day - even on lying down - accompanying sickness and loss of appetite. Complete fatigue and inability to do anything.

    4/5 weeks into vitamin D supplementation - is it that? I've always had a problem tolerating this supplement but a recent diagnosis of osteoporosis had made me stick to a weekly dose of 50000iu.

    Even the dentist said I had lost bone so it must be serious, what to do???

    I thought last week I was doing better - started thyroid meds about same time as vit D - a friend even said I was sounding a bit better........ and now back to this - I am gutted.

    had to cancel dentist for teeth cleaning and amalgam removal - I can't progress......

    any suggestions I would be so grateful for
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    Hi maryb;

    I can't tolerate vitamin D either.

    I've read a bit about zinc being involved with priming vitamin D receptors. Zinc also may help against osteoporosis.
    Zinc has been shown to temporarily reduce cortisol.

    Someone here mentioned that they were using a vitamin D lotion with good results. ( something to look up)
    Someone else mentioned that people with hypothyroid may have trouble with vitamin D supps.

    I take natural dessicated thyroid, (NDT). Apparently, it contains calcitonin, a substance that aids in bone formation.

    I also have osteoporosis, so maybe there's a way to treat it without taking oral vitamin D. (?)

    Best to You!
  3. maryb

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    @Crux
    thanks for the info. I should take extra zinc I know, I can't tolerate many oral supplements though - minerals in particular, I'm just waiting for some transdermal ones to come in. Vit D transdermal sounds interesting too.
    Have you had another bone scan since being on the NDT?
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    Hi maryb;

    I haven't had a bone scan in 2 or so years. I started zinc about 1 1/2 years ago, and I restarted NDT about 2 1/2 months ago.

    I admit that I'm scared to have another scan. ( fear of bad news) Also, I'm now one of the uninsured, ( husband's deadbeat boss didn't pay premiums...now he's an ex-boss.) I've been rejected from new companies because of my long list of conditions. ( sorry, whinging here)

    Some of the causes of my osteoporosis have been : low or no estrogens, B12 deficiency, and my use of hydrocortisone for pit/adrenal insufficiency.

    I understand that supplements can be upsetting to the gut. Zinc can do this too. I'm good with a food based, 15mg daily. It helps to take it in divided doses with food. Some people take it with a little B6, if it causes nausea.

    High cortisol can waste potassium and zinc. Low potassium is also associated with osteoporosis. I see you are juicing now. That will add alot of potassium. :)

    I just looked around and there are some transdermal Vitamin D products. I don't know which would be best.
    ( I'll look again for reviews.)
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    @Crux
    thanks so much for that. I'll look at those when I feel a bit better. not going to take the vit d supplement again.

    Sorry to hear about your health insurance... what a bugger.
    I suppose all we can do is eat an the right things when we can, take what we know can help and then no point in worrying.

    My cortisol was high x 4 so maybe I've been using up all my pot and zinc?
    I was only juicing for 6 days - this virus has put a stop to that. not up to doing it at present.
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    Crux Senior Member

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    I really hope a quick recovery for you, how about a full recovery! Calling Mary Poppins!
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    Really? Vitamin D causes issues? Just asking because I've been put on that along with thyroxine for my hypothyroid, and I've felt even worse than before (flu-like sore throat non-stop, nauseous every day, suddenly have a painful, stiff neck which is a new issue). On top of all the muscle aches, usual headaches, and occasional (one a week or so) migraines. And the other stuff, all of which I was hoping would vanish with thyroxine. Nothing seems to be changing, just getting worse.

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