I have painful areas all over my body and also suffer from lower back pain. I have been to physio but she has had to semi discharge me as I am too sensitive to touch for her to treat me other than exercises that I do at home. I went back to my GP as suggested and I queried Fibromyalgia, but he dismissed this and said that it was the new 'in' ailment and people get diagnosed when other reasons can't be found, He could tell I wasn't happy and then said, well do you want me to put on your records that you have Fibro, cos the only treatment is anti-depressants and pain killers!. I refused and requested that we check my VitD levels first.
The results came back at 67.7 (50 - 125). Should I be higher in the range to feel benefits? I asked my thyroid consultant if the pains could be due to my thyroid (or rather lack of as removed in 2011 due to cancer) and he said no.
So to cut a long story short and after some research, I have now (yesterday) started on Glucosamine, which I bought from Holland and Barrett.
My question is should I continue with my VitD 1000iu per day and the 1500 Glucosamine daily? I've recently stopped the vitD as I was getting rib pain and this seems to have stopped since stopping, a coincidence maybe? Plus roughly how long do you think the Glucosamine will take to kick in?
I'm really frustrated as up until about 6 months ago, I've been managing really well since my TT - but this back pain has forced me to give up work and I now spend most of my days indoors as I do sewing for a living.