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Vitamin d

Hi I posted a few days back about having a hemithyroidectomy due to a 4.5cm nodule on my right gland that has come back inconclusive on the biopsy . Anyway popped to gp from a repeat prescription as they thought I maybe going through early menopause . Discussing with her today that the medication has not help still extremely tired my bone and muscles ache etc . She pipes up oh will I oct your vitamin d levels were very low levels should be 30 over and under 90 I think and I am32.6 so told me to take a high dose of vitamin d . I have lost confidence in her other issue this is just the last straw . Would any if you know if vitamin d and thyroid issues are related .

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It just shows how important it is to get a printout of your results and ranges after every blood test.

Hypothyroidism and low vitamins and minerals are separate issues although it is not at all uncommon to find low vitD in hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients.

If your vitD was low in October it will be lower still now as the sun has only just become strong enough to stimulate natural vitD. I would supplement 10,000iu D3 daily for 6 weeks and then reduce to 5,000iu daily and retest in August.

There was research showing that 40% of American patients having thyroidectomy were vitD deficient. Improving your low vitD should improve surgical outcome and recovery.


Thank you . I have no confidence in my gp . They have said my tsh and t3 are within normal . Got vit d tablets thank you


hi there

Actually she may not be wrong. I've just been on high vit d for three months and joint pain has mostly gone and depression has lifted too. Feels so much better. Hope it works for you.

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Thank u


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