|is Vitamin D bad for me?
||[Jun. 5th, 2010|10:22 pm]
The Question Club
My doctor last year ran a bunch of routine blood work and decided I was lower than average for vitamin D, and advised me to add supplements. I've been taking them pretty faithfully for several months. Not megadoses or anything. |
I also experienced a really bad flare-up in the nerve/muscle problem in my left shoulder--tingling, burning, spasmy hand, knotty pain in the shoulder, popping and clicking. I blamed it on overuse and started all kinds of different things to make it better. I cut down the amount of weight I lift, started taking yoga 1-2x a week, got more massages (ouch $), I went to physical therapy (helped sometimes), I met with a Feldenkrais practitioner and will probably sign up for her class (my doctor recommended it). But it got worse and worse. I went over all the stuff I've done in the past few months, looking for the obvious big change that had made my body fall apart, and I couldn't remember anything new except I had started taking Vitamin D. So, for giggles, I stopped taking it Monday. By Wednesday, I felt a lot better. Today it's even better. Not great, but not terrifyingly bad.
This is just a coincidence, right? I can't find anything online that links my symptoms with Vitamin D.
ETA: Of course I'm going to ask my doctor, but he's not available with anecdotal input at 10:30 on a Saturday night. Dr. TQC is.