This is not a medical post but just about my struggles with Vitamin D levels.
In the Summer I had really low Vitamin D levels even though I'm out in the sunlight walking the dogs and get outside as much a possible I couldn't seem to get my Levels above 32 (different tests have different ranges)
Now I already suffer from B12 deficiency (which I have injections for) as well and having so many problems with my Spine meant I've been feeling absolutely rubbish.
The Dr decided as I couldn't get my levels up he would prescribe me some Vitamin D3 tablets.
From now on it's pretty much a guessing game........
I started to take these D3 tablets but every time I took one my tongue would start to itch and swell and my throat would start to close and I would have to take some anti histamines. I went to the Chemist and told him I was allergic to shellfish but not fish so could this be the problem and we went through the different tablets and found one that didn't contain any shellfish source.
I took a couple of these and the same thing happened so I went to see the practice Nurse who referred me to the allergy clinic. There I had some bloods taken and they told me I was allergic to shellfood (I knew this already jeez). I told them I struggled taking different tablets in the past and that I'm very sensitive to chemicals but they didn't seem very interested and said I had to take two anti histamines a day and carry on with Vit D. This confused me as they had infront of them I'm allergic to shellfood???
I then had to go back to the Chemist and told him what had happened so he said ask the Dr to prescribe me liquid. I'm also allergic to Lanolin (sheep sweat) and this can be used in loads of things so maybe liquid was the way.
The Practice Nurse went round to see the Chemist herself as all the tooing and froing has taken nearly a year.
The end result being I'm now on Junior Dlux 400 which is a childs Vitamin D supplement spray and touch wood I've been OK and I'm on day three.
I'm still non the wiser as to if it was shellfood, chemical, Lanolin or something else I keep reacting to but I have had several reactions to things through my own stupidity. I had a Childs yogurt and didn't read that it had added vitamin D on the side and I've also had some pure orange juice and that also had added Vit D..........
Hopefully if your feeling a little run down a pop to the Chemist for a pot of Vit D will help you feel the world better and if you end up with a tongue like a swollen flip flop I may have saved you wasting a year to get sorted!!