Poll

What is your level of Vitamin D?

100-50 ng/ml
50-30   ng/ml
30-20  ng/ml
20-10  ng/ml
<10     ng/ml
I have never checked it

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Habibou

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Vitamin D
« on: November 25, 2011, 03:45:38 AM »
Here is a poll to try to understand if there is a link between the Vitamin D concentration in the blood and POIS. I personally checked it and it was very low !
Many of us felt so much better after an O while they had been exposed to the sun for a long period.
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 05:51:34 PM »
Should I check my vitamin d during Pois ???
pls don't expose me.
AFTER SEX/MASTERBATION (FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS)
1)BACK NECK PAIN GOES TO DOWN SPINE
2)NERVES LIKE SQUEEZED OUT
3)MORNING FEET NERVES PAIN
4)NASAL INFLAMMATION
5)BRAIN FOG
6)DEPRESSION
7)HIGH SUGAR LEVELS (TRIED INSULIN FOR 1 YEAR MAKE ME MORE SICK

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 05:52:16 PM »
Sorry I mean how long after O
pls don't expose me.
AFTER SEX/MASTERBATION (FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS)
1)BACK NECK PAIN GOES TO DOWN SPINE
2)NERVES LIKE SQUEEZED OUT
3)MORNING FEET NERVES PAIN
4)NASAL INFLAMMATION
5)BRAIN FOG
6)DEPRESSION
7)HIGH SUGAR LEVELS (TRIED INSULIN FOR 1 YEAR MAKE ME MORE SICK

Ccconfucius

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 02:25:49 PM »
Should I check my vitamin d during Pois ???
it shouldnt matter.

Habibou

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 03:08:20 PM »
Yes, it should normally be the same ! Just a thought for those who are feeling tired without POIS and "dead" under POIS !
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
Unfortunately I've never had the chance to check my Vitamin D levels, but my POIS certainly seems to have diminished since I moved to a sunny climate 2 years ago. I'm not prepared to move back to a place with terrible weather to confirm the theory, though  :)

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 12:42:48 AM »
I believe vit d is helping my fatigue.    I use 4000 ius a day, went one day without it and got that annoying morning fatigue after sleeping several hours.  The day before i slept only two hours while on vitamind and didnt feel that same fatigue.

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 11:44:21 AM »
I guess i will have D Vitamin injections cause it seems my digestive appliance does not process it... I only take 1000 UI for the moment, it is nothing! will update.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2011, 11:42:28 AM by Habibou »
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 04:20:10 PM »
ok i will try vitamin d

and yes go for vit b it help me alot .... injections .... yes
pls don't expose me.
AFTER SEX/MASTERBATION (FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS)
1)BACK NECK PAIN GOES TO DOWN SPINE
2)NERVES LIKE SQUEEZED OUT
3)MORNING FEET NERVES PAIN
4)NASAL INFLAMMATION
5)BRAIN FOG
6)DEPRESSION
7)HIGH SUGAR LEVELS (TRIED INSULIN FOR 1 YEAR MAKE ME MORE SICK

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 10:07:08 AM »
Very interesting that I am not the only one with low Vitamin D level!

My test came out at 18.2ug/L , and that after had just been back from a holiday where I spent a whole week in the sun! My level might thus even be lower without one week direct sun exposure.

I am currently on a 2000 U.I. / day vitamin D supplement. Will try additional tanning bed use next week.

The vitamin D supplement alone shows no effect concerning POIS symptoms.


Would be great if others could also have this tested to have a larger comparable base!

Ccconfucius

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 01:53:36 PM »
i think the sun helps pois fatigue alot am not sure about cognition , my vitamind is super low to and i have been siting in sun 20 mins a day and cloudy days using up to 6000iu a day.

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 08:05:31 PM »
I also took 2 times a 100 000 U.I. D vitamin but did not expose to the sun and ... no effect ! I guess the best is to be exposed to UV during a long time while we take the supplements...
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 05:20:46 AM »
i don't know
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2012, 10:33:57 AM »
Regarding Vit D and Vit D blood levels --

The blood test is reliable and is called the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. This is the only test that truly reflects the Vit D level, yet some doctors don't order this one.

The Vit D supplement/pill that one takes should be called Vitamin D3 .

Also, it should be taken with food, because it's absorbed better that way.

Habibou -- you may not need injections.  Ask you doctor about increasing your Vit D supplement.  1,000 IU of Vitamin D is not a high dose.

But ask your doctor -- please don't do it on your own.

Here's a link to a really good article on Vitamin D from the Harvard School of Public Health newsletter --

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vitamin-d/index.html#vitamin-d-recommendations

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 01:53:58 PM »
Thank you so much Steph !
I did not take 1.000 UI but 100 000 UI of Vitamin D3,  2 times without any effet.
Now I understand why ...It is normal I dont feel good because I learn I have lot of ringworms in my bowel for a while and it perhaps created my constant POIS/CFS.
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2012, 02:30:13 PM »
how did you find that out, and what made you check for that.

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2012, 08:44:32 PM »
Thank you so much Steph !
I did not take 1.000 UI but 100 000 UI of Vitamin D3,  2 times without any effet.
Now I understand why ...It is normal I dont feel good because I learn I have lot of ringworms in my bowel for a while and it perhaps created my constant POIS/CFS.

Hi Habibou!

I misread the dose you took of the Vitamin D.  Sorry about that! 

You took 100,000 IU of Vitamin D?? I didn't know it came in that dosage!

And you took it only twice?

Sun exposure will generally increase Vitamin D levels, but with POIS -- nothing is standard! There's no text-book on POIS (yet!), and almost nothing is known about it.  So until something is learned, everyone should expect the unexpected.

Vitamin D3 needs to be taken regularly (daily) if there's a deficiency, and then a few blood levels need to be done to make sure (1) that you're responding -- that the level of this very important vitamin is rising, and (2) that it's not going too high (this is unlikely, but still needs to be checked).

And take it with food!

Habibou -- if you had those intestinal parasites for a while, that would probably affect everything -- especially absorption of nutrients.

Vitamin D may not be the answer to POIS (at least -- I don't know if it is) but it's a required vitamin that affects multiple body systems. So it's a good idea to have one's levels checked every so often.

Good luck with this, Habibou -- and everyone!

Stef

   




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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 05:13:24 PM »
Habibou, I'm also interested in how exactly you discovered that you have ringworms.

If you really do have ringworms it could be a bad sign for the theory that parasites might reduce POIS symptoms since certain parasites have been shown to treat or even cure some autoimmune conditions and allergies. But perhaps ringworms don't have the same potential for maintaining a balanced immune system that other parasites seem to have.
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Taking ginger tea, no wheat, fenugreek+green tea/garlic, saw palmetto, niacin, boswellia, huperzine, B complex and nutmeg. See my treatment summary post for more info: http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=81.msg3513#msg3513

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 07:58:05 PM »
In truth, "ringworm" is probably an incorrect  name -- "ringworm" is just a circular rash on the skin, caused by a fungus.  Easily treated.

They might have been round worms, or pin worms.

I never knew that parasites have been know to balance the immune system! (Yuck!!)

Also didn't know that some consider parasites to be helpful for some autoimmune conditions!!!

Have heard of maggot therapy, and leech therapy --> both real and apparently helpful in certain circumstance. But have not heard about parasite therapy.

Live and learn!

Stef

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2016, 06:44:45 AM »
I have been taking Vitamin D for the last few weeks on the advice of my GP. Initially I took it without any hope but it seems to be helping a bit with the physical symptoms and reduction in peak POIS time. I am taking 20,000 UI Vitamin D3 twice a week. It has decreased by extreme fatigue by about 40% or so and my peak POIS period seems to reduce from 7 days to about 4 days or so. Doesn?t seem to have much impact on improving cognitive symptoms though.

Having tried Niacin, fenugreek, curcumin, Garlic, etc. this this the only thing that has improved my symptoms somewhat. My theory is that I may be low in Vitamin D as well as I am dark skinned and living in the UK means that my body is able to generate very little Vitamin D on it?s own. I will keep taking it to see if it is a placebo or not. Anyone else had any benefits from taking Vitamin D supplements?
33 years old, POIS for around 12 years with increasing severity.
Major symptoms - Severe fatigue, back pain, unrefreshed even after 9+ hours sleep, pain behind eyes, very dry face, bald head with inflamed scalp, digestion issues and constipation. Very low testosterone and high glucose in blood tests