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Osteomalacia and exercise? Two months ago I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency of 14, got tested because was aching all over. Doctor put me on 5 weeks of 60,000 units a week, now i'm taking 10,000 a day. Verrry slowly I am getting better. Worst time of day is the getting out of bed in the morning, i guess lying immobile puts pressure on bones? Stretching really helps. Does anyone have experience of exercise helping to relieve these symptoms? I'm wondering if yoga or Pilates might help to ease the stiffness but I'm worried about injury. Any thoughts on this at all would be most gratefully received! I have Googled extensively and not come up with a thing!

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Asked by  bluebellkarma56767800 on July 21, 2016

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  •  bluebellkarma56767800 on

    See title

    Answered by  bluebellkarma56767800 on

  • IAW
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     IAW on

    I realized you asked about exercise but bare with me.
    Was the original vitamin d and what you are taking now both D3 not D2? Did anyone measure your level after the 5 weeks? If so what was that level?
    Just so you are covering all aspects I would read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. Besides calcium bones need magnesium, vitamin K, zinc, boron and silicon. A lot of people are magnesium deficient.
    I had someone ask once if exercising under these conditions was a good or bad idea. I could find nothing that said a person should not exercise.
    You will probably think I am crazy but may I suggest you try increasing the Vitamin D to 15,000iu a day for a week or two and see if that helps. Muscles also use a lot of Vitamin D.When you say “stiff” it sounds more like a muscle issue.
    Other than the above, that’s all I have.

    Answered by  IAW on
    •  bluebellkarma56767800 on

      Hi, thanks so much for your response. I’m taking only D3, plus magnesium and get enough calcium from diet i think. I must look into the other supplements you mention and I will try upping to 15,000 iu a day to see if that helps. My GP has scheduled a blood test for 12 weeks after i started taking the supplements as says it can take that long for levels to go up so i’m a month away from that.

      I definitely do have aching bones as well as muscle issue so a lot to put right here, sigh. Thanks so much

      Answered by  bluebellkarma56767800 on

  • Emmaantonys99609400
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     Emmaantonys99609400 on

    I exercised and over done it. So just take it slow

    Answered by  Emmaantonys99609400 on

  • Emmaantonys99609400
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     Emmaantonys99609400 on

    Hi I started with a deficiency of 2ng/ml after about three months I felt normal but if I push my luck I get painful bones muscles that was just from walking fast. I’d give it time just pace yourself apperently takes a good time to recover but everyone’s different

    Answered by  Emmaantonys99609400 on