CURED of Fibromylgia 8 years ago! In reference to: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/fibromyalgia/ – I find it REALLY SAD that research falls short on either the amount of Vitamin D supplemented and/or the amount of time supplemented in their so-called research. I had "Fibromyalgia for 19 years. PAIN – years of PAIN! Multiple doctors including a rheumatologist diagnosed me with "Fibromyalgia". Yes, I had pain in more than 11 of the trigger/tender points. I fully believe there is a cause for every health condition and it isn't a lack of prescription drugs. I went on a quest to find the cause. With the help of a very cooperative doctor I had my blood tested (in March of 2007) and I was found to be severely Vitamin D deficient (11 ng/mL). I started taking Vitamin D in higher doses until I reached about 60 ng/mL. I then took 4000 IU each day FOREVER (because I am not outside every day – midday – with my skin exposed and I don't live next to the equator). Approximately 10 months later I was COMPLETELY FREE OF PAIN (not in 8 weeks). I noticed a continual improvement of symptoms during this time (starting at 3 or 4 months, I think). Just because your blood level reaches an optimal level of say 50 or 60 ng/mL, this doesn't mean that your body is going to magically heal/repair in one minute. It takes time! What is Fibromyalgia "Syndrome"? Fibromyalgia = widespread muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Syndrome = set of symptoms. Not disease – SYMPTOMS! The cause – no one seems to know. The "drug" companies – they all have their "money-making" ideas – the commercials make me SAD – they are treating the symptoms – not the cause – and getting RICH from it. Well – for me – I NEVER HAD FIBROMYALGIA – I had a severe Vitamin D deficiency. Goodbye Fibromaylgia! Goodbye PAIN! PAIN FREE for 8 years! There is nothing worse than reading about research (done over 8 weeks or with a dose of Vitamin D that is way too low) that says it doesn't help or CURE Fibromyalgia. There is nothing worse than the Food and Nutrition Board establishing the "NEW" RDA of 600 IU/day (wake up Food and Nutrition Board). It is also a HUGE joke when materials/websites list the foods that you can get your Vitamin D from. BIG JOKE at the expense of millions of people suffering in pain. Hopefully, I have helped at least one person by posting this. Hopefully at least one person will put an end to their misery, pain, and exhaustion. By the way, I forgot to mention, an unexpected bonus was an end to my life-long eczema (which had been infected most of the time).

Asked by  lisaboerum50614100 on October 12, 2015

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  • lisaboerum50614100
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    See title

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    Hi, it’s me again. I forgot to mention the importance of other vitamins and minerals that need to be “balanced” with Vitamin D such as Magnesium, Vitamin K, and others. When I started taking Vitamin D, I took Premcal Extra Strength which also includes Magnesium and Calcium. At the time, I didn’t really understand the importance of supplementing with Magnesium, I was just lucky that I chose that product at the time. I have sinced learned about the relationship of Vitamin D, Magnesium, Vitamin K, and more. The majority of us are Magnesium deficient as well. Do some research on other supplements that you should be taking with the Vitamin D and the correct ratios. Also do some research on the difference between Vitamin D2 (prescription) and the Natural Vitamin D3. CHEERS to PAIN-FREE living!

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    Thanks for the great post! A success story is very welcome to hear!
    I have one question are you saying because of this website or just Vitamin D info on the web in genera,l helped you figure out what was wrong?

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  •  elainedbelgrade10135000 on

    I very much enjoyed your post and found it very encouraging. May I ask you how much vitamin d you was talking when you mentioned ‘a higher dosage to get to 60ng’.

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    If Lisa does not have a chance to come back and post I would like to say that 10,000iu is the official safe upper limit of Vitamin D to take at this point in time. This information may help any of those finding this post.

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