(Closed) Vitamin D Deficiency

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

208bride:  Rather than using a tanning bed (which I think is a bad idea for anyone, but especially for fair skinned people), maybe do some research into S.A.D therapy lights – the ultraviolet light helps with the Vitamin D deficiency, depression, and tiredness.  I know lots of people who use them – living up north, you don’t get a lot of sun in the winter, which can be a huge problem – and they all swear by them.

A google search turns up a lot of different websites where you can purchase them, but here’s one link to look at: http://sadtherapylamps.ca

Post # 17
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

208bride:  Thats so funny you posted this – I jsut got a call from my doctor and mine is a 12!! She recommended 1000 IU/day for three months and then to come in and get tested. She said it could affect mood, but honestly, I’ve been happy as a clam. I dont think I’ve had any symptoms…

Post # 18
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320 posts
Helper bee

Vitamin D deficiency is pretty common, but it is so uncomfortable at lower levels. I don’t remember what mine were, but my doctor told me that I was at the lowest level I could be at before the test would cease to detect it. I went on the prescription Vitamin D and that raised it some, and then went on another round of prescription to get it up to normalish. I take at least 1000 IU every day now. It is definitely fixable and I felt a lot better after mine got up to a more normal range.

Post # 19
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3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think this is really really common. Especially where it’s not very sunny (hello PA!) So glad I started takeing a Vitamin D gummy vitamin last year. I haven’t been tested but i think i *feel* better this winter. 

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