Is there any research on the link or difference between Hyperventilation Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency? I was low of Vit D about 2 yeas ago with levels of 11, went on tablets and it went up to 96 but then slacked off, symptoms were on and off throughout so went to see a Rheumatologist who diagnosed me with Hyperventilation Syndrome (air hunger). I had a deviated septum and was mouth breathing (as I had done all my adult life – i'm 46). So In August I had a nose operations to straighten the septum, however my symptoms are still there and my Vit D levels are 23. If you compare the Vit D deficiency symptoms to the Hyperventilation syndrome the two are pretty much identical and can be overlaid.

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  • avtarb86323100
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Well I have not seen any direct studies or links but that doesn’t mean anything.
    My first question though is the vitamin d levels measured as nmol/l or ng/ml? It makes a BIG difference. How much vitamin d was in a tablet and what kind was it D3 OR D2? Did you take it daily or weekly?
    I am not a doctor or scientist but depending on how you answer the above questions might give me more insight to answer you better.

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    Hi IAW, I’m not sure how they measure it in the UK, I just know my figures in September 2014 were 11. This coincided with the start of me getting flue like symptoms (body ache) post exercise. I was put on 20IU per week but I struggled with the dosage, or at least that’s how it felt. So I went on a smaller dose for a few months. By the end of 2014 my levels were 53 and by end of Jan 2015 they were 91 so I came off the tablets. I am Asian (Indian) living in the UK and with a desk based job so little sun on my skin.

    I should have stayed on the tablets as now (almost a year later) my levels are down to 23 despite a few holiday in the sun.

    This is the link to a Hyperventilation Syndrome site that shows the symptoms, as i said, it can be overlaid with Vit D ones as they are basically identical.

    http://www.erzo.org/kimberly/health/HVS/

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    Sorry IAW, I was put on D3, Im currently taking 10k IU per day, 5 in a tablet form, and 5 in a liquid spray. I also have a tanning style bed with 2 x different types of Vit D tubes, they operate between 200 – 220nm, its an expensive full length medical bed, I only use it 3 times per week for 5-7 minutes a time.

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  • IAW
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    I am pretty sure the UK measures as nmol/l. That means your 23 translates to 9 ng/ml and that is extremely low. Even when you were taking it and reached 96 that translates to 38ng/ml. We recommend a level of 50ng/ml or slightly better. If you have a health issue you may need a level of 80ng/ml. (in nmol/l that is 200)
    When you took the 20iu I assume you meant 20,000iu? What did you mean be struggle? Are you taking any supplemental magnesium?
    As you said you should not have stopped because unless you get a lot more time in the sun or a sunbed your levels will go right back to being low. With darker skin you will have to spend more time in the sun then a light skinned person. Vitamin D is used all over the human body and a lot is needed everyday.
    So I think the only way you will know if it is intertwined is to work at getting your level to a minimum of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l) and see if your symptoms go away. If they get better but do not go all the way away, then I would try and go up to 80ng/ml (200nmol/l).
    Vitamin D should only make you better not worse. If you start having any other symptoms you should let me know!
    Anymore questions just ask. I also try and promote reading http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ it is very important!

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  • avtarb86323100
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    Thanks again IAW, it is measured in nmol/L in the UK so my levels when 96 were still only 38ng/ml. I should have just stayed on the D, I now know I will be on it for life which is not a problem for me.

    The issue I had with the 20,000iu was bursting out in white spots. My symptoms of bone pain worsened, I do think there is a correlation between increased pain and sensations as the Vit D gets to work on the bone,s perhaps some level of re-modeling takes place?

    I am taking 250mg of Magnesium (has a mixture of Oxide, Stearate and Silicate). 15mg of Zinc with Copper. A multivitamin which includes B12, D3, Folic Acid, Selerium, B1, B2, Iodine, B5, B6, A, B3 and C.

    I also eat Edam cheese daily which is naturally high in Vitamin K.

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  • IAW
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    No if you start to have pain then you may be taking too much Vitamin D or you have an underlying condition and the Vitamin D is making it worse. Bone pain is also a sign of hypercalcemia. I would absolutely not take more than 10,000iu a day and if that gives you bone pain, then you should seek medical advice to see if you have hypercalcemia.

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  • avtarb86323100
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    My blood pressure is perfect, I’ve had some bone pain previously but it could do with my levels being <4 ng/nl. I’m taking 10K IU now and no noticeable intolerance issues.

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