Multiple sclerosis vitamin d levels

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Avatar f tn Canadian researchers say they have found new links between low levels of vitamin D in children and an increased risk that they may develop multiple sclerosis. Dr. Brenda Banwell told an international meeting of MS specialists in Montreal on Friday that low levels of vitamin D in some children may explain why doctors are seeing more kids developing MS in Canada and other parts of the world.
Avatar m tn I am not sure about B12 and magnesium in tissue level. But, my Vit. D was 15-25 nmol/L, I was on Vitamin D supplement and sunbath and afterward my Vit. D level became 125 nmol/L. I am suspected OA, but it seems unlikely with the high level of Vit, D and Calcium.
1972417 tn?1328356324 So I haven't gotten any better although my vitamin D levels have improved. My walking gait is horrible and I am having tingling, muscle spasms really bad at nights especially. My doctor says he thinks the viruses have attacked my nervous system and has prescribed physical therapy. He's done a brain mri and it shows normal, but I've been suffering for a long time with multiple problems. Does anyone think this EBV stuff could be ms???
488198 tn?1493875092 There is growing evidence however of a correlation between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D deficiency. Epidemiological studies also show that populations closer to the equator and the sun, have far fewer case of multiple sclerosis than populations closer to the north or south poles. Researchers at Oxford University have now taken this premise a step further by showing that vitamin D deficiency and therefore multiple sclerosis could have a genetic cause.
382218 tn?1341181487 As the role of vitamin D in the immune system becomes better understood, oral supplementation for vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common in multiple sclerosis (MS) centers with many patients requiring high dose supplementation to reach adequate serum levels. However, given the wide variety of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements available and limited regulation within the nutritional supplement industry, the true vitamin D3 content of over-the-counter (OTC) supplements is a concern.
Avatar m tn In adults, vitamin D deficiency contributes to bone loss, causing conditions of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency is also widely seen in patients with multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D deficiency is considered an environmental risk factor for autoimmune disease. Problems with Supplements Trevor Marshall, Ph.D. a professor at Australia?s Murdoch School of Biological Medicine and Biotechnology explains that increased ingestion of vitamin D affects more than bone health.
Avatar m tn I went to the doctor and my blood test came to show that I had a Vitamin D level of 7.7. I just started on 50,000 units of Vitamin D twice/week for the next 8 weeks. Does anyone else have a loss of appetite that comes with the deficiency? From what I have read many have had symptoms for a very long time and mine is only started a week ago.
Avatar n tn Yes, you should recheck your vitamin D levels regularly. It is suggested to do this every 6 months. Your doctor should have prescribed a weekly megadose. If you're taking this, you still need to take at least 2,000 iu vitamin D3 everyday. That's how both my conventional and natural doctors had me do it. I still take 5,000 to 6,000 iu vitamin D3. I buy my vitamin D3 from swansonvitamins.com. Like you, I was dangerously low on my vitamin D before doing this.
Avatar f tn I’m ctually from the Auto immune community but felt compelled to write in the Back and neck community. My Rheumatologist checked my Vitamin D levels and anything under 32 is considered dangerous. Mine came back a 7.5. I was put on 50,000 iu’s of Vitamin D a day this is prescription only, they said it was so low that normal vitamins would not help. I’m amazed that my back problems have gone away. I always though it was just something that I would have to live with.
1216899 tn?1288570325 1) Scotland has the highest incidence of MS in the world, yet people of Scottish descent living in sunny areas of Australia and India have much lower incidences of MS 2) On a related note, people born in Scotland who move to sunnier areas have a much lower incidence of MS than family members who remain in Scotland 3) People who have MS are much more likely to have worsening symptoms or relapses in the spring when Vitamin D levels are at their lowest 4) Outdoor workers who get more than aver
Avatar f tn I’m ctually from the Auto immune community but felt compelled to write in the Back and neck community. My Rheumatologist checked my Vitamin D levels and anything under 32 is considered dangerous. Mine came back a 7.5. I was put on 50,000 iu’s of Vitamin D a day this is prescription only, they said it was so low that normal vitamins would not help. I’m amazed that my back problems have gone away. I always though it was just something that I would have to live with.
Avatar m tn I don't know, but my doctor thinks that possibly low vitamin D, environmental, and genetics plays a role. She told me that my girls should be taking the vitamin D, and I need to raise the amount I'm taking to help prevent relapse. My sister has MS, too. We were raised in a home with both parents who smoked heavily in the house and the car. When I went home on breaks in college, I remember feeling sick with the same fatigue I get now that is hard to describe.
Avatar f tn My vitamin D levels are now in the 40s and my symptoms improved as my levels rose. I went to the Neuro yesterday who confirmed that my reflexes are MUCH better and I should not have any permanent nerve damage. I discussed the issues of "bone/joint" pain I experienced either in reaction to D levels rising or increasing my dosage. He said it could be due to bone remodeling.
Avatar f tn Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for developing MS. Vitamin B12 deficiency mimics MS and lists your symptoms. Are you also fatigued?
Avatar f tn This could be migraines, nerve damage due to exposure to severe sold temperature, or a sign of stroke if you also have tingling numbness in arms and legs. Multiple sclerosis , a demyelinating disease also causes tingling and numbness in the face. This symptoms needs to be investigated by a neurologist immediately. Wishing you all the best.