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chronicillnessrecovery.org said:Vitamin D deprivation will bring the level of serum 25-D down to further enhance immune system function. This is often evidenced by stronger Herxheimer reactions.
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This is difficult. Vitamin D is my last hope and I really hope it's a die-off. I am sick of going to doctors who don't believe me. They think that I am suffering from a "neurotic disorder" because "I spend too much time with my health" and all my symptoms are caused from an "inner fear of being ill". I really hate my doctors. Now I even have to pay for common tests like 25(OH)D3 because they think that it isn't appropriate to conduct tests because "I am healthy". But I can tell you for sure, this fatigue is real.
I am also sick of taking drugs like Deprenyl to get a little bit motivation and energy. As I have already said my problems have improved over the lasts months (because my 25(OH)D3 decreased???) but when I start Vitamin D3 they all return:
- constant tiredness
- tingling in my lower legs and feet
And this time (after 5000IU) I also got a little bit diarrhea.
I have taken my 5000IU last sunday and I am still suffering from these symptoms although I didn't redose.
Basically the die-off reactions should be a positive sign, shouldn't they? Would vitamin D eventually "heal" me or do I need real antibiotics? It is extremely hard to work without a supporting doctor...
Some of the reactions to taking D3, especially when your level is low, may be from bacterial/viral die-off. D3 ramps up NK cells, T cells as this latest research has shown, pumps up levels of endogenous (made by the body) antibiotics, and induces apoptosis (normal cell death-- a number of intracellular bacteria and viruses escape the immune system by preventing apoptosis of the cells they've infected, and D seems to induce this thus exposing them to macrophages, etc. I've been working my D3 levels up very gradually, having to go in 400 unit increments for weeks to a month or more before being able to tolerate the next dosage level. I'm up to 2400 units a day now and hoping to work up to 5000 depending on blood levels I reach. I get die-off type of reactions (increased fatigue, aches, brain fog, etc.) each bump up. A treasure trove of D info at http://www.cpnhelp.org/vitamin_d3_table_contents