ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|
 
Print Page
Email Article

Vitamin D – A Neglected ‘Analgesic’ for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain – Source: Pain Treatment Topics, June 2008

  [ 160 votes ]   [ 3 Comments ]
By Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD • www.ProHealth.com • June 20, 2008

previous article next article

[Note: The full text of this research-based, expert-reviewed guide for healthcare professionals, with related educational materials for patients, is available free at the nonprofit Pain Treatment Topic Website (http://pain-topics.org/clinical_concepts/vitamind.php)]

Helping patients overcome their chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue syndromes may be as simple, well tolerated, and inexpensive as an extra daily supplement of vitamin D.

A comprehensive Report and a shorter Practitioner Briefing review the clinical evidence and provide clinical guidance for healthcare providers.

A special Brochure for patients explains what vitamin D is, how it works, and how it can help them.

Source: Pain Treatment Topics, June 2008. By Leavitt, SB. http://pain-topics.org [E-mail: info@pain-topics.org]



previous article
  Rating 3.4 (160 votes) next article




DISCUSS THIS ARTICLE   (3 existing comments) Post a Comment 


vitamin D
Posted by: kittytom
Jul 2, 2008
I am amazed at the amount of news I hear now about the vitamin D importance. I used to never hear about that vitamin. I have had fibromyalgia for years and also arthritis and just all over pain and fatigue and I am 57 but have felt this way for several years and couldn't understand it. Finally I found a dr who tested me for vitamin D and it was 7 so he put me on 100,000 mcg 2 x a week. It has made my legs not hurt as bad at night. I don't know that it will be a cure but I can tell a difference. I don't know what my final dose will be. He also told me to try to get at least 15 minutes of sunshine once or twice a day if possible. I would like to see lots more about this vitamin deficiency report on here and thank you for this site. I really enjoy it.
Reply Reply

 
Vitamin D
Posted by: beartow
Jul 16, 2008
Hi kittytom! How odd that, as you say, we are now finding out about the importance of Vitamin D. Years ago, I had a doctor tell me I consumed too much Calcium so I quit drinking milk! Now I have osteopenia, same age bracket as you. Just had a visit 2day with a neurosurgeon who told me I needed to consume 1,000 Units of Vitamin D daily along with 1,200 milligrams of Calcium Citrate as my bones are thinning. She also wants me to have labwork to check Vitamin D levels, B-12 levels & Folate levels -- so see what comes of that. My P.A. suggested (after the results of my Dexa Scan) on getting 30-60 minutes of sunshine a day, like your doctor told you. Amazingly, my mom, who is 88, had a normal Dexa Scan. She consumes very little dairy products but has done lots of suntanning her entire life. In telling my P.A. about this she stated that it is actually green, leafy vegetables that contain the most Calcium. Maybe that has helped my mom since she eats lots of "green". She also has no fibro. Maybe, kittycom, if we incorporate more sunshine, leafy green vegetables, & take our Calcium supplements, as prescribed, we can eliminate some of this fibromyaglia pain? All we can do is keep trying!

 

 
vit d
Posted by: AdirondackScarlet
Nov 21, 2009
has it helped anyone else?

 

 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products
OsteoTec™ UC-II® OsteoTec™ UC-II®
A True Breakthrough in Joint health
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Natural Resveratrol Natural Resveratrol
Powerful Antioxidant Support + Positive Anti-aging Effects
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Omega 3-6-9 Omega 3-6-9
All three EFAs in one convenient form

Most Viewed Articles
What's the Hidden Cause Behind YOUR Fibromyalgia Flares? [more]

VIDEO: IACFS/ME Conference - Summary of Research by Dr. Komaroff [more]

How to Limit or Minimize Your Fibromyalgia Flare [more]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Post-Exertional Malaise and CFS/ME [more]

The Devil Is In The Details – A Herpes Simplex Virus Inquiry For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sy... [more]

Review of Nutritional Supplements Used for ME/CFS and FM [more]

Sympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction in FIbromyalgia and Overlapping Conditions [more]

FREE: Stop Feeding Yourself PAIN Guide [more]

Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel sy... [more]

EBV I: A Deficient Immune Response, Increased Levels of Epstein-Barr Virus Opens Up EBV Question in ... [more]


FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing