I mentioned yesterday that I had my Vitamin D levels tested and was waiting on the results. I just talked to my doctor’s office and they had my results.

Just for reference, the normal range for Vitamin D levels is 30 – 100 units, with optimal levels being around 50 units.

My Vitamin D level is 15.

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I know, Joey! I can’t believe it either! (source)

Fifteen!! That’s pretty low. No wonder I feel cranky and tired all the time.

So of course I Googled “symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency” and turns out there’s a whole lot of stuff that can happen when there isn’t enough Vit D floating around in your body.

According to all my in-depth research (read: everything I could find on Google), some common symptoms include:

  • Foggy thinking
  • Bone pain
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Low mood
  • Low sex drive
  • Bone fractures
  • Weak muscles
  • High blood pressure

I currently suffer from 6 of those symptoms. So yeah…a Vitamin D deficiency explains a lot about what has been happening with me lately.

My doctor has prescribed getting outside for at least 15 minutes every day to soak up some sun, as well as liquid Vitamin D drops at a high-ish dose for the next month, then I’ll go back and have my levels tested again to see how much they’ve come up and adjust my dose from there.

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I’ll be spending more time here. 

I knew (KNEW!!!) there was something “off” inside my body, but I thought it was hormones. Having a Vitamin D deficiency never even entered my mind until my nurse suggested it, and I am so glad she did. I hope to be feeling better soon.