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Vitamin D and Increase in Symptoms

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by TheMoonIsBlue, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. healing1

    healing1

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    Thank you RLC, I will gladly post the units. If it makes it any easier I have also attached the lab results. Calcium is mg/dl and PTH is pg/ml and vitamin D is ng/ml. If you would like any other information I will gladly provide it.

    Thanks,
    Healing1
  2. rlc

    rlc Senior Member

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    Hi healing1, your Urinalysis results are interesting, you have a high specific gravity, and this means that your urine was more concentrated then normal on that day. See http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/urinalysis/ui-exams/start/1

    You have high RBC in your urinalysis, this test should be repeated to see if it is always present, this is a possible concern to talk to a doctor about see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003582.htm

    There is also mucus in your urine, there shouldn’t be, see http://ic.steadyhealth.com/mucus_in_urine.html

    So from what I understand from my reading is these test indicate a problem somewhere from your kidneys through to your urinary track

    Your calcium was certainly high on the blood test, but PTH was on the lower side of normal. Blood Calcium should be retested, to make sure.

    From my understanding the second batch of tests containing calcium results in a Urine tests? If so the Calcium is high normal, but comparing urine Calcium and Blood calcium is like comparing apples and oranges they are very different tests. The blood calcium result is the one that matters!

    The test that matters for Vitamin D is the 25 (oh) D3 blood test, at 32 NG/ML it is just OK any lower and it is heading into the deficiency area.

    My opinion and remember I’m not a doctor, this is just what I have read from the links I have provided, is that these tests indicate that your problem is somewhere in the Kidney, prostate urinary track area, a high Calcium may also fit with this because, it can be a sign of some Kidney disorders. Vitamin D increases the body’s uptake of Calcium, so taking it might be aggravating the existing condition??

    My opinion would be to see your Doctor get the relevant tests redone, and get tests for kidney and urinary track etc done, then if no real answers are found see a Kidney or urology specialists.

    None of your failed tests are specific to CFS, in fact you are not supposed to fail these kinds of basic tests if you have CFS, they are a sign of something else going on.

    Hope this helps, and your doctor can track down the cause of your problems soon!

    All the best
  3. undcvr

    undcvr Senior Member

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    I take alot of vit D particularly in the winter. I do agree that it has an immunomodulating effect. In the winter I notice that all sort of autoimmune skin conditions crop up for me, psoriasis, dermatisis, lots of issues that i am sure other pple with ME get as well. I feel that high doses of vit D help during these months.
  4. Marnie

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    I believe a "herx" is an increase in histamine. Some persons have a genetic problem with histamine (example: asthmatics have less HNMT - one of two enzymes to break down histamine (other is Cu-DAO which works primarily to breakdown histamine in foods - those we all love). Okay...it appears some pathogens - esp. the cyanobacteria that rely on photosynthesis use up OUR vitamin D. Doubt?
    Find this Pubmed link:
    PMID:21486137
    Picture of synechococcus phage here:

    http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Synechococcus

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