I can vouch personally for Vit D, and urge everyone to have their D level checked. I was absolutely exhausted in February of this year. My feet hurt so badly I could hardly walk my blood pressure was higher than it had ever been and I had headaches. I have a thyroid issue and assumed that it was acting up. My endroconologist ordered some routine thyroid blood work and also level of Vit D. My thyroid was adequate but the d level was 8. Normals start at 30. The doctor said I was seriously deficient and put me on mass doses of Vit D (niacin). I sincerely have not felt this good in years. My recent blood work showed me now at 28.
posted on 09/22/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT
It’s good to see that your doctor did the tests and that you are better.
Niacin is a B vitamin.
posted on 09/22/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT
I also vouch for vitamin D.
I was a person who was cold all of the time (I describe it as 'cold to the bone'). I stumbled across something on the web that said something about vitamin D and thyroid function. I decided that there was nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I began supplementing with vitamin D3.
Things began to change and now I consider myself 'normal' in that respect. I get cold when other people get cold and feel warm when other people feel warm. It has been wonderful!! Whether your body is cold or not is not the issue! Most americans are vitamin D deficient--and this can lead to all kinds of unpleasant things!
If you are not out in the sun quite a bit (arms and legs uncovered and without sunscreen), you are most certainly vitamin D deficient. It won't hurt you to try it--and, it's cheap!
If you want more information, please do a search on the web--look for Dr. Michael Holick. He is, perhaps, the world's foremost authority on vitamin D.
Oh, by the way, niacin is a 'B' vitamin, not vitamin D :-)
posted on 09/22/2011 2:12:33 PM PDT
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