I have been experiencing increased fatigue, pain and more headaches recently.
I asked the GP to check my Vitamin D and the results came back this morning
Yes, you've guessed it I need treatment for Vitamin D deficiency!
On the FibroAction website there are a series of factsheets by Lindsey Middlemiss called the Expert Patient. Please see below some information taken from one of these articles about Vit D & low Magnesium levels
'Vitamin D deficiency is very common, although many people don't have symptoms and may remain unaware of the problem. But as possible symptoms include fatigue, muscle pains and muscle weakness, it is easy to see how these could seem to worsen symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome. It can be diagnosed through a simple blood test.
Low levels of magnesium may occur in people with chronic diarrhoea, conditions that cause poor absorption of nutrients from food, and those on long-term proton pump inhibitors (e.g. lansoprazole, omeprazole, etc). These risk factors are relatively common in peple with Fibro, so magnesium levels should be considered. Symptoms of low magnesium levels include fatigue, vomiting, muscle weakness, tremor and muscle twitches. However, because most magnesium is found intracellularly, a blood test may only show up a low magnesium level in severe cases. Magnesium comes in many forms and some are more easily absorbed than others. If magnesium is not well absorbed, it acts as a laxative (e.g. milk of magnesia). Some people find that chelated magnesium or magnesium malate are more easily absorbed'
To read the whole article please click on the link below,
Now I'm awaiting my new addition to my breakfast and bedtime medications !
Yours rattling !