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For a few months, I noticed I was having an anxiety/irritability issue that was getting worse over time, which had me eventually taking an anti-anxiety med to even function. A month ago, I also developed foot cramps and severe backache that was different than anything I had ever experienced. All this started off with feeling cognitively confused, disconnected, and forgetful at times. I finally went to the doctor because I felt something was seriously wrong. They tested my vitamin D (among other things, which were fine) and it was at a level 27 ng/ml . I have suffered from depression and anxiety in the past. Is it possible that a level which is not considered very deficient cause more mentally sensitive and hormone sensitive people these kinds of problems? I am now on a supplement and hope all this gets better sooner rather than later. Thank you.

Asked by  karen1963 on December 8, 2017

  •  karen1963 on

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  •  IAW on

    You said “Is it possible that a level which is not considered very deficient…..”. Oh but we here at the VDC believe a “healthy” level is 50ng/ml and that is a big difference from the 30ng/ml that is presently the low end of the blood test range.
    There have been so many studies that show at levels below 40ng/ml, your chance for cancer and autoimmune disease rises “dramatically”. So why not depression and anxiety. (There are also many studies that show low levels of D are involved in depression and anxiety.)
    So “no” you could be having problems at this level. It is Vitamin D that helps calcium absorb from the intestines. Some of your symptoms sound like hypocalcemia. Even if your calcium level was “normal”, sometimes symptoms actually start before it shows up in the blood work.
    Vitamin D uses a lot of magnesium. Symptoms of low magnesium can also include anxiety and muscle cramps.
    The other thing to consider is in the “natural environment”, Vitamin D levels do vary with individuals. So how do we know if “karen1963” does not need a level of 60ng/ml to function well? Now you are really at a level of half of what you should be if your level is 27.
    So how much Vitamin D are you taking?

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  •  karen1963 on

    Thank you so much for this reply. It is reassuring that maybe this really is responsible for so many problems that are not quite as common to me and seemed to come on a few month’s time and worsen. I was avoiding sun a lot and using too much sunscreen for about the past 7 months. I am taking 2,000 IU of D3 twice a day. I tried to take 5,000 at once and got sick to my stomach. I have also had IBS more often than not and nausea before I started the D3 supplement. Been taking the D3 with a fat and am going to get a K2-M7 and a Magnesium supplement.

    I have been reading your site and telling everyone I know what has happened to me, what I have learned, and to look at this site.

    I saw some youtube D deficiency stories of people who had horrible anxiety with a much lower level than mine, but they also had never had a real issue with depression or anxiety before. I have.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  karen1963.
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  •  IAW on

    Your welcome!
    Nausea may also be from lack of magnesium. IBS can be caused by low Vitamin D.
    If you have any more questions, just ask!

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