Vitamin D

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Vitamin D

Postby red » 25 Feb 2016 18:55

Hi everyone.
Someone has suggested Vitamin D supplementation to help with inflammation (joint pain) and insomnia. Has anyone in the group with MDS used vitamin D? Any experiences to share?

All the best
Winnie
Red widow aged 70. MDS -20Q+t(1,9) diagnosed June 2013 on watch and wait. Lives in Somerset

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Re: Vitamin D

Postby MollyP » 02 Mar 2016 01:45

Hi Winnie
I don't have any experience of vit D but I did recently have a it of a break through with my own insomnia and joint pain issues.
I had been getting really fed up with not sleeping, my friends daughter was the same, she got a sleep monitor and found she had actually been getting sleep after all, I did the same and Lo and behold I too was sleeping but didn't realise it, since seeing this on a screen and watching it for over a week now I know I have felt worse because I didn't think I had slept, so now, although when I wake up I think I have had a bad night I can see I did not, and this has lifted my mood and I have felt better during the day. The same monitor also monitors steps taken during the day and I have been trying to up my steps too and I have found my knee joints no where near as painful since I started being more mobile.
Hope this helps
Best wishes
Molly
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Re: Vitamin D

Postby red » 08 Mar 2016 12:30

Thanks Molly,
I have finally got onto the GP referral to the gym, I requested this inJuly and they kept forgetting to do the paperwork. Been going now twice a week and definitely feeling benefit . I do have problems with sleeping because pain wakes me up. I am tending to take pain relief in the night to help. Recent MRIScan confirmed I have problems with my spine. I also have arthritic joints., and tendonopathy in both shoulders. , injection in shoulder joints helps but the relief does not last. First time it lasted for 6 months the second time only a couple of months. But I remain positive and keep at my gym work. Thanks for your reply.
All the best, love and hugs,
Winnie
Red widow aged 70. MDS -20Q+t(1,9) diagnosed June 2013 on watch and wait. Lives in Somerset

Life is for living

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