The Crazy Suburban Mom: Getting it up for the New Year...

Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting it up for the New Year...

So I was at the doctor the other day with my toe pain again and how sick of me are they? But that's not all because there is my left elbow pain, both wrists and the heels and then it spread all over. Everywhere.

And once it was all over it was just all, well... over. Do an image search for cranky and  this will turn up....

Ask my family to do an image search for who's fun and that will not turn up. But man,  I don't feel well and yadda yadda blah blah blah fa la la boring boring boring.

Boring, I know but I thought I'd let you know she took lab work because I insisted it had to be gout cause what else could it be according to me and today  my lab work is back and I thought I'd let you know she tested me for other stuff cause she had other ideas about my pain and  perhaps a resolution us gals should all make is to have our Vitaman D Levels done.

And I'm suggesting we all check out our levels because when I told another gal that my level was low she said, Honey I haven't met a female who had her level checked who's level wasn't low.

I goggled the normals and they vary a bit but and it looks like they should be between 50 and 80 under normal circumstances.  Mine is a dainty, petite flower of an eleven.  And of course if I have to be low on something weight would be nice but no, it's Vitamin The Hell D.

Anyway I was surprised it was so low although my Doctor didn't find it surprising at all considering my current state of incessant whining - er,  muscular skeletal pain.  Well, let me rephrase that...

She found the number eleven result very surprising but it went along with the pain like gravy on mashed potatoes.

So for the new year while we are making lists and resolutions anyway...maybe we should all see how we are rockin' the Vitamin D and if it's not going so well in that department let's get it up for the new year.

Clicking image will take you to a WebMD Vitamin D info page.

Note - There are a lot of health reasons to maintain your Vitamin D level but regarding the pain issue I found this information - According to peer-reviewed clinical research, inadequacies of vitamin D have been linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain of various types, muscle weakness or fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, hyperesthesia, migraine headaches, and other somatic complaints. It also has been implicated in the mood disturbances of chronic fatigue syndrome and seasonal affective disorder.

It is well worth investigating your level if you have fibromyalgia or anything of the sort.


Babes Mami 12/31/10, 3:20 PM  

I guess I will be upping my Vitamin D, my Grandma had her levels checked last year and she was a single digit, I think a 9 but she hadn't even noticed any pain. We have a super high pain tolerance in these parts. They did put her on a super huge dose of vitamin D though, she is still taking it!

Lin 1/1/11, 11:54 PM  

You are like the third person who I've heard has this! So, do you have to take a supplement or something? Or just hang out on some warm sunny beach to store it up.

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