My family doctor is certain that a Vitamin D deficiency is what causes alot of health conditions, including chronic pain. We live in central Wisconsin where there isn't much sunshine most of the year. Research has shown that milk and other dairy products don't have the amount they claim to have.
He has had Vitamin D levels checked on all his patients. He said only a handful are not deficient. Now most of the doctors around here are ordering the blood test, with the same results. After having patients take additional Vitamin D, it is clear to the doctors that this vitamin deficiency is the cause to many different ailments and has helped to reduce the pain in many.
There are many additional benefits to having your Vitamin D level checked. Talk to your health provider and have he/she check your Vitamin D level. If it is low you may need to take a higher prescription dosage for a time. With time you should be able to notice a difference, from your skin complexion to your pain level.
My daughters and I have started to take the prescription once a week dosage strength. We have all noticed a difference in our complexion and our sleep habits. My one daughter says she does notice that her neck pain isn't as bad as it was, yet I still have pain. Which could be because my vitamin level was lower then hers, and my chronic pain covers a greater portion of my back and legs.
For all you who are around teenage girls with PMS will like this. I have noticed that my both daughters with PMS have actually been tolerable since they started taking their supplement. My monthly fear of their PMS is going away. yippee!
My doctor also believes that I will soon see a difference in my ADHD daughter. That alone will be a blessing.
as with any over the counter even vitamins please check with your dr before starting. this is to be taken morn and evening
Vitamin C 1,000 mg Vitamin B1 100 mg Vitamin B2 100 mg Vitamin B3 25 mg Vitamin B5 100 mg Vitamin B6 100 mg Vitamin 12 100 mcg Chorine 100 mg Biotin 100 mcg Folic Acid 100 mcg Magnesium 250 mg Potassium 45 mg Calcium 250 mg Phosphorous 192 mg Selenium 200 mg Chromium 15 mcg Molybdenum 200 mcg Manganese 5 mg Copper 3 mg Vitamin E 15 mg Vitamin D 200 IU Vitamin A 5,000 IU Vitamin K 80 UG Polyphenon (Green tea Catechin) 100 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg L-Arginine 200 mg in morning add 100 mg caffeine and in evening add 200 mg kava kava.
there is a website with sells a mix plus has a kit for sell that comes with a unit similar to a tens unit but slightly different. the price my be unaffordable for most people so listed the vitamins so may buy and mix your own, still may be expensive. the website is http://www.rebuildermedical.com/index.php if nothing else it does also contain much useful information. you can take this list to your local health food store or pharmacist and they can help you find the less expenisve and possibly a powdered mix. also if dr writes script sometimes insurance will pay for vitamin treatments.
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Funny thing about the chewables. I have found that the Rite Aid brand has everything, costs much less and is just as good as the fancy brands. LOL. I have a vitamin site I use that is great. They have one line sales, buy one get 2 free a lot of the time. So I can get vitamins at a very reasonable price.
Thanks for the input Linda. I am currently taking a Women's One-a-Day and 1000mg B12 as my only vitamins, but know I need to take more. As I hope to have some more money soon, I will add on ome more needed vitamins.
Great info. on the chewables...is there a particular brand you use...with the D and K included?
A basic blood test can show any vitamins you might be lacking. This is very important for chronic pain as constant pain depletes all our natural energy.
My pain doctor recommends a blood level of 700 for people with CFS. Mine was 400 on the last test. So I get B-12 shots from him and take a daily 1000mg supplement. I also take B-6 as I take HRT which depletes B-6. I take Niacin and Flax seed oil for high cholesterol. The medication for high trygylcerides is very scary stuff and I will not take it. One medication listed "death" as a side effect. And I also take 1000 mg of calicum as most people shoud. Calicum needs to be taken in 500 mg doses as that is all the body can metabolize at one time. Also, calicum needs to have VItamins K and D to be absorbed properly. So I have found the calicum chews have all this and are very easy to take. Plus they come in chocolate. LOL. I also use green tea as an antoxin.
I really do notice a difference in my energy levels and pain if I forget the B-12. And the shots are great.