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Unexplained Pain and Vitamin D

Yo! My Lupie people with chronic pain. A thought. Spoonies!

I have been dealing with a lot of unexplained excess pain lately. Yes, I have Lupus. Yes, I have fibromyalgia. All the constant pain still didn't make sense for a myriad of reasons. Mainly, because I have a pretty good idea of what my triggers are.

Finally, my doctor decided to check my Vitamin D levels even though I live in Southern California, already take a Vitamin D supplement, and walk most mornings for a couple of hours (with sunscreen and a hat). Nonetheless, my Vitamin D levels were super low.

He gave me a prescription level Vitamin D. In less than two weeks, I am feeling much better.

I don't care where you live or how active you are. If you are having lots of constant unexplained pain, consider having your Vitamin D levels checked, especially if you have Lupus.

No, I do not have stock in the company he wrote the script for. I am simply amazed at how this helped. It may be the answer for some.of you, too. Not all, obviously. We are a complex group.

I wish relief to you all.


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#Lupus #Fibromyalgia #vitamind #BloodTests #sunshine

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Sarah Hauer is an author, novelist, lupus warrior, and blogger, and searcher for the Humor in Chaos.
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Wellness Wednesday: Vitamin D & Diabetes

Did you know that about 35% of adults in the United States have vitamin D deficiency?

Studies have shown a potential link between vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes.

This article from DiaTribe explores vitamin D's relationship to diabetes along with four ways to boost it:

“Vitamin D and Diabetes: What You Need to Know”

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #vitamind #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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20 years of #Fibromyalgia

It's been almost 20 years since I was diagnosed. I was 22! I started showing symptoms at 12. I have gotten use to the pain. All of the different pains (aches, burning, stinging, tenderness, neuropathy, etc.) I struggle most with mental health. I'm a single mom and many days It's so so so hard just to get up, much less spend time with my kids.
The weeks I can't go to the grocery store. The games of uno I miss. The attention they seek. I cry.
I am still trying new meds and treatments because they DONT KNOW HOW TO TREAT FIBROMYALGIA. They only treat present symptoms. Then the meds don't work anymore.


Reminder Vitamin D


Just a reminder. If you are feeling low you might want to get your vitamin D levels checked. My PCP ordered a CBC and my vitamin D levels were in the dumps. Normal levels are 30. My level was 7. I was put on 50k units of prescription every week for 12 weeks. I have seen an improvement. Might not work for everyone but it’s working for me.

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Finally had a good day

Y’all, I finally had a good day! I spent the day sunbathing in my backyard, no roommates, getting grad school work done, enforced boundaries with someone who is a chronic boundary violator, meal prepped for the week and journaling.

Last week was literally one of the worst I’ve had in months. I’m so thankful for today. I feel like I can go to work tomorrow. #PTSD #Anxiety #vitamind #beautifulsolitude

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#Maine #sea #vacationland #Depression #thinkingrock ,

I love going to Maine. We used to vacation there a lot when I was a child, Portland, Vinyl Haven Island, Acadia, Camden. Saco, we have been all over. I love #sitting on a rock and #sunning myself and catching the #vitamind, listening to the waves, crash over the rocks.


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I’m at a crossroads and am doing working with OT, PT, and a pain specialist to get back to work, but I feel like I no longer know who I am. I have no desire to go back to nursing. I feel lost. Any advice? Anyone changed careers? #ChronicPain #young #HealthAnxiety #Work #Jobs #careerchange #MyofascialPainSyndrome #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #vitamind #Osteoarthritis #Osteomyelitis #MyofascialPainSyndrome #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #ChronicIllness

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This is Lou. I don’t have many feelings but I do know I LOVE Lou! He’s with me 24/7 he looks at me and his eyes are just full of love. Ohhh Lou I think he’s nervous most of the time but we both are kicking the bad issues from our lives. #1st time walkingoutisdeduringday #vitamind #Important