Menopause and Vitamin D deficiency?
I have been going through menopause for about a year, feeling increasingly unwell, but carrying on, assuming it was just the usual menopause symptoms and 'old age' with achy joints, foggy brain, feeling tired, etc. However, I started getting other symptoms including tingling/numbness in my hands and feet, feeling unsteady, unbelievable fatigue, etc, and decided to visit the GP.
She did a range of blood tests and all seemed fine apart from Vit D, with a score of 17 (she said it should be at least 25), and has given me 20,000 IU per day for 15 days. Can I ask about these 'muscle and joint aches and pains associated with Vit D deficiency, do you find it's just generalized or moves to different places on different days, or do you find it focuses on very specific areas? (One of the places I'm feeling pain is specifically in my armpit and upper arm, )
@sally-0 Then give the Vit D supplementation a chance - and once it has been checked and is acceptable see how you feel in a few months. If you still feel rubbish - push for a referral. Probably to rheumatology as the general impression you give is of autoimmune problems which are way beyond a GP.