My ESR is 45 and crp is 9.3. My vitamin D level is 6.3. I am wondering if the high ESR and crp caused the low vitamin D or if the low vitamin D caused the high ESR and crp. I ask because my primary care internal medicine doctor says no, but my Rheumatologist says yes. Thank you

Asked by  Lbourdess42055400 on November 18, 2015

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  • Lbourdess42055400
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Your high inflammation levels are most likely being caused by your very low Vitamin D levels. Once treated with enough Vitamin D they should decrease. I hope one of those doctors is treating your deficiency. I hope they are using D3 and with your very low level should probably be using 8000-10,000iu a day.You should also read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important!

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  • Lbourdess42055400
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    Thank you! I am taking 50,000 iu weekly but it’s D2. I am definitely considering getting D3 and taking 5,000 a day and on 3 days doubling up. My back muscles aren’t as weak as they were so I do see a difference. I started taking magnesium and k2. It seemed after taking the D2 my muscles hurt more, than one day before the next dose was ready I would feel better and gain strength I hadn’t had in awhile. I researched and read that D2 uses magnesium to convert. It’s so confusing when doctors disagree, but I would think a rheumatologist would know more of this than a regular internal med doctor, so I’m trusting (and hoping) she is right and the low vitamin D is the reason for all my pain, muscle weakness and squeezed feeling. Thank you for answering!!

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  • IAW
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    Rheumi is right pain and muscle weakness are symptoms of D deficiency. You should really try and switch to D3 it is better for humans. You can do your plan or just take about 8000iu of D3 per day which will equal the 50,000iu once a week.
    Vitamin D does need magnesium, it is one of the co-factors. Most people are magnesium deficient. This may also be part of the issue for you.
    As for doctors, right now it seems to be those that read more, know more. The purview of Vitamin D falls to Endocrinologists. Both my son and I have been seen lately and each by a different doctor. There was no mention of testing us or did they even inquire about whether we took any or not! Go figure!

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  • Lbourdess42055400
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    Thank you, I did switch to D3 by Bio Tech….so what are you going to do about your levels? If the 2 endo’s didn’t check or even inquire are you going to find a different one or maybe buy a kit on here?

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  • IAW
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    Oh sorry I do take a lot of Vitamin D so I am not worried. My point was that I would have hoped that if I was a “new” patient that it should have been on their radar in general. At least for them to inquire if I had ever been tested since so many people are Vitamin D deficient.

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  • Lbourdess42055400
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    Ooh OK…but you’re right, u would think vit d should have at least been suggested or asked about…its like u said, the doctors who read more know more.

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