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Re: [IPk] Re: Vit D Deficiency



Hi belinda
What happened when you tipped your head back-or you couldn't?
Have a good Christmas !
Christine
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 On 10 Dec 2013, at 07:52, Belinda Washington <email @ redacted>
wrote:

> That sounds awful Christine!
> 
> I was not tested by my GP, by St. Mary's Paddington, nor by King's.
> 
> My maternal grandmother has osteoporosis & my mother has hypothyroidism & my
 > sister is coeliac. I told all of them that my cousin made me tip my head back
&
> said there was something wrong with my thyroid.
> 
 > I got to Chelsea & Westminster & said "nobody listens to me but...", was
asked
 > to tip my head back again & was sent for bloods & an ultrasound (done within
30
> mins).
> 
 > I have thyroid antibodies, Graves' disease, normal thyroid function, but I
had
> low calcium & vitamin D levels. I'm on supplements now.
> 
> 
> 
> On 10 Dec 2013, at 05:54, Christine Bousfield <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
>> Hi ingrid
>> I was diagnosed a while ago with low vit d and take supplements etc I have a
>> lot of muscle weakness and clumsiness in my legs still, diagnosed as
>> neuropathy.what level is ideal for vit d, do you know?
>> There seem s to be controversyover this
>> Best
>> Christine
>> Ps I have numerous other complications as a result of 41 years' type 1
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On 10 Dec 2013, at 02:58, Ingrid Glass <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Hannah,
>>> 
>>> I have general muscle weakness and was noticing worsening tremors in my
> legs,
 >>> particularly after I took up yoga again a few years' ago, and kept asking
my
>>> GP about it. Once I'd mentioned it to my diabetes consultant, she got me
>>> tested for vit D deficiency & it was discovered I had extremely low levels.
> I
>>> was put on a very high dose liquid form for a few weeks followed by high
> dose
>>> tabs for maintenance. Over these last 2-3 years we've settled on 20,000
> units
>>> per week just to keep my levels within the normal range.
>>> 
 >>> Alas my symptoms did not improve after vit D levels back to normal and I
was
>>> sent to the Neurological Hosp in the end for tests and a diagnosis (of
 >>> Orthostatic Tremor which may or may not get worse). I do feel embarrassed
in
>>> yoga when my legs shake uncontrollably in certain postures but at least it
>>> wasn't MS or Motor Neurone or....
>>> 
>>> I so hope you notice improvement from the vit D and it isn't anything more
>>> than that.
>>> 
>>> Ingrid
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:49:13 +0000
>>> From: hansicle <email @ redacted>
>>> Subject: [IPk] Vit D deficiency
>>> 
>>> Hi all hope everyone is well.
>>> 
>>> Im some 6 months post partum and im still not feeling great weakness,
>>> fatigue,
 >>> pins and needles, muscle pain and near constant dizziness. Was hoping it
was
>>> jus
>>> getting over my awful birth but the symptoms havent gone anywhere.B
>>> 
>>> Anyway the hosp have taken it fairly seriously my bloods have come back
>>> extremely deficient in vit D.
>>> 
>>> Jus wondered anyone else had this? B I have to go to docs tonight for an
>>> injection then prescription supplements. Am hoping this is the cause of my
>>> symptoms as I have been rather concerned its something serious. The hosp
> have
>>> also referred me for an adrenlin test and to the neurological dept for
>>> balance
>>> tests will b asking abt those B In a while.
>>> 
>>> Slightly annoyed as apparently all pregnant and breastfeeding are now
>>> supposed
>>> to take a vit D supplement but I have never been advised of this.
>>> .
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