At the weekend I read an article that said that 42% of people were Vitamin D deficient. As one source of Vitamin D is sunshine and I have only had about two hours exposure in the last three months I spoke with the doctor here. I had a blood test for Vitamin D today and have been started started on a loading dose. If my blood test comes back showing a deficiency I will will continue on tablets for the time being otherwise they will be stopped.
Has anybody else been checked for Vitamin D?
Hi Michael. I have coeliac and don't store vitamin D so I have to take a prescription supplement called Calci-D so I can absorb the calcium, I will have to take this for life I am afraid, I just add it to everything else I take. Keep safe and take care. Ruth
Holy Moly - people with Coeliac Disease don't store Vitamin D?! My husband was diagnosed several years ago and no-one has ever mentioned that to us! We take a daily Vitamin D3 (10ug) and thought we were doing well on that.
I'll find out more now, thank-you VERY much for the heads-up!
People with an IBD is another group who can't absorb VitD, I've had ulcerative colitis for 50 years yet was never told about vits and mineral deficiencies, unfortunately many of us can't process or metabolise supplements either so no win situation 😕
I had Ulcerative Colitis but had the cure, removal of large bowel and Ileo Anal pouch created (something my current GP's have never heard of so no reference to it at all!), so no chance of Vit D deficiency would be recognised by them.
My Gastro Con has always said don't bother talking IBD with GPs because they have very little experience or knowledge of treating it, even in a very large practice they may only one person with it, if any at all !
My head of practice openly said she had never heard of it and what was it. I explained but she still didn't know. I don't think she nor her fellow practice members have had the courtesy to look it up and look after me. Their care is appalling.
Hi I am not sure if every Coeliac is the same I wouldn't like to say it's like this in every case, I know that both my son and myself have to take Calci-D tablets for this he is coeliac also. we both have thinning of the bones due to the Coeliac. Take care keep safe Ruth
Everyone is different, agreed I think I need to chase this up with the GP for my husband's sake just to be clear what may need up-ticking in the things to watch for department. We live in NE Scotland so Vitamin D has always been a daily year-round thing but I think we should have been advised about potential Vitamin D deficiency as a consequence of the condition.
Again, thank-you for the heads-up. Coeliac is not the easiest condition to manage and hidden gluten so hard to discover I've given up and cook from scratch - we never eat out now unless the cafe/restaurant is well-known to be GF friendly.
Hi Sunnie2day, Thank you for your reply, like I said I am not sure if it is a Coeliac thing or just me and my son, please let me know how you get on with your investigations. I hope I am wrong and every thing is okay with your husband. Take care and keep safe. Ruth