It seems all I do is rant these days. Perhaps I have found out why. Everything seems to be an imperative to me. Well most of my angst is because I live everyday with quite severe pain. I have had a litany of about 12 doctors look at me and up to this point not one of them has been able to help me. They all take my blood and when I come back to their office they have had the chart right in front of them and yet nothing seems remarkable.
Well don't trust them. I don think most of them even know how to read the cryptic numbers spewed out by the lab computers. What is even more troubling is that they probably don't even know the right tests to order.
I seriously think I am dying. My pain levels have been so bad and slowly my body has gone from nearly perfect health to everything from anger fits, skin rashes, to ear infections, toothaches and my spine hurts like old bloody hell.
I have been to physical therapy twice which meant three times a week for a couple months, stretching and laying on heating pads. Only to walk out of the office and an hour later it is even worse. Nothing helps, not walking, stretching, heat, sitting, laying down, running, lifting weights, and medications only get stronger by the day. I sleep all night and wake up even more sore. They have ruled out arthritis.
My current doctor is an osteopathic doctor. He immediately asked for another blood test. I thought oh god not again. But I obliged. I missed getting to the hospital because lately I have not even been able to focus on doing anything. When I showed up at his office he had the in-house lab draw my blood. When I arrived at his office the first thing that surprised me was he had my blood test in his hands. As opposed to my other doctors who didn't even recall sending me to the lab.
He told me I had a critical vitamin D deficiency. He said my vitamin D level for someone my age should be at about 60% and mine was at 20%. I was not certain what all of this meant but what could I do but agree at that point. He told me to get two vitamin supplements at the pharmacy. One was vitamin D3 which I had never quite heard of before and the other was magnesium citrate. I had never heard of that either.
Apparently I don't get enough sun stuck her behind this computer day after day ranting on the various forums and making computer music/art etc... In other words I live in the dark like a mushroom. While mushrooms thrive in the dark I have been sure I have been slowly dying.
Every once in while a doctor comes and saves your life when all the others just want to schedule another appointment.
The first few days after taking the vitamin D3 I noticed my hyper tension seemed to calm a bit. Then I had an ear infection and a huge lump the size of an aspirin appeared in the roof of my mouth. I also had a boil appear on my back.
This pain is chronic I have had this back pain all of my life. I have had many doctors draw my blood and not one of them told me my vitamin D levels were low. My doctor also told me to go to my gym and tan at least once a week. It has seemed like nothing has been improving.
Yesterday i went to the gym a second time to tan. I figured I would tan before I worked out so the tan could metabolize in my body while I did my cardio thing. Apparently the sun is one of the only natural source of vitamin D3. The tanning lights also act as a supplier of vitamin D3. I have had a rash lately but it is the same rash I get each time this year when winter sets in. I have always attributed it to dry air and winter setting in here in Maine.
After I stepped out of the tanning booth and looked at my legs it seemed even worse but I just did my work out anyway and ignored it. The next day I got up and I was very surprised. Firstly I did not have to get out of bed early because my back hurt to much to sleep any longer. Also I looked down at my legs and the rash was completely gone. I went out walking with my friend and it is one of the first times I only griped at him a couple of times. It was like my head was suddenly clear again.
Last week I had the ear infection which was gone now and the cracking in my jaw I was worried was a wisdom tooth needing to be pulled that was gone also. The ear infection and lump in the roof of my mouth I attributed to the rush of vitamin D3 and probably calcium entering the bones in my ears after so long being starved of vital nutrients.
Apparently Vitamin D3 is what carries many other vitamins into the cells too.
I asked my doctor it is was possible my D3 levels could remain at 20% and he said it was possible. I then asked him if it was probable and he said no it was not probable but still possible. This man has saved my life. Never rely on your doctors if you have persistent seeming incurable pain, some doctors are only there for lip service and don't do their work. They have so many patients the could care less they just want to prescribe pain meds and be done with it. They send you to specialists (at your own request) rather than checking simple test results themselves.
This makes me quite angry I almost died and I am still not out of the woods. Today is the first day I have not cried, even through my pain meds, in over a year. I am hoping that today I am not just out of pain because a storm is approaching because sometimes that is the case. We do have a storm heading our way here in Maine at this time also. The rash is gone and i feel more energetic. Considering My doctor has actually found a culprit that is logically what has been causing my pain is VERY hopeful and the vitamins seems to be already helping tremendously.
My doctor was about to crack my neck as he manipulates my bones to try and relieve my pain too. Suddenly I felt a pause in his treatment he had my head in both of his hands. he held my head in his hands for a long moment perfectly still, I sensed he may have been praying for me. Then after quite a while my head went snap and I felt it all the way up into my brain.
If your doctor is not like this I suggest you look around till you find one who is actually a doctor an not just one happy with keeping you sick and over medicated.
Google Vitamin D3 and I suggest many of you get on it before your health falls apart as mine has been rapidly doing.
They don't call vitamin D the sunshine vitamin for nothing.
I am not really sure why he prescribed the Magnesium Citrate if anyone know why please reply.
I will let you know how things turn out...