Lack of sunlight effecting bones?

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by waterbuffalofarmer, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. waterbuffalofarmer

    Location:
    Wales
    In my family me and my dad have darker skin that the lads. The lads and my mum have very fair skin and lads have very fair hair. My diet has remained the same for a long time, not lacking in stuff, I don't think. Drink plenty of milk, so lot of calcium. However these past few months my bones just keep cracking, noises only ofc, and it's really starting to worry me, as it has never done it afore now. My wrists are also starting to pain me again, haven't had it really since I was calf feeding (I have a weakness dating back from babyhood in terms of wrists). Mum thinks it could be the lack of sunlight we have had over this year and she says because I'm darker skinned than the lads it could be that I need more sunlight than they do, for Vitamin D... Has anyone suffered the same/similar?
    Curious
     
  2. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    I suffer from vit D deficiency probably associated with my auto-immune disease and despite getting lots of sunshine. When blood tests revealed my low levels I was prescribed a high dose to top me up back to normal and I now take 1000 iu/day which I buy over the counter to keep it up. The first year I did this we stopped them for a while and my levels declined again so I take them all year round now. At my low point I was getting stabbing pains in various bones, (not the joints, the actual bones) which have all disappeared. I was also permanently tired (I was also anaemic.) May be coincidental, may not be.
     
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  3. Chasingmytail

    Chasingmytail Member

    Location:
    Newport, SE Wales
    No harm in getting your bloods checked. Could be some underlying arthritis. One thing that I take now is 3000mg fish oils daily. Our diets need more fish. Ive also started a teaspoon of Flax seed oil (AHA).
     
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  4. matty

    matty Member

    I was struggling with day to day jobs , very lethargic constantly falling asleep.
    Unable to achieve much daily completely washed and worn out.
    Had a blood test and was found very low Vit D levels .
    I was initially given a booster dose then put on a maintenance dose blood tested then put back on a booster dose , now back on a maintenance dose.
    It' been just over 18 months and I still struggle to achieve much on a daily basis some days are better than others.
    I have noticed my joints are a tad stiff after sitting for 10 mins not sure if this is part of the effects .
     
  5. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    If you take Vit D you should consider taking Vit K as this directs the benefits to the bones and not the heart.
    GPs do not like doing a Vit D test as it is more expensive than most blood tests and the symptoms of low Vit D can be blamed on so many other things. 6 days of sunshine when you are out and about on your skin will (should) give you enough Vit D for over a month.
     
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  6. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    SHOULD but not in everyone so a dangerous assumption to make, I am outdoors a lot. Vit D deficiency is particularly common in auto-immune diseases, which often take a long time to get a diagnosis.
     
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  7. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Yes, thats true, and I should have said "normally". When I finally got tested (GP reluctant and when he did do the bloods, the lab refused!) by Vit D was in my boots. This was despite being outside all day. Unfortunatly the GP only gave me 800mu tablets when I should have been on around 2000mu. He also did not mention the Vit K, but then GPs are not trained in nutrition to any great extent.
     
  8. GrannyAching

    GrannyAching Member

    Location:
    Mynyddoedd Preseli
    Apparently, vitamin D production is way more complicated than was realised and sunshine is only a tiny part of the story. For those people whose GP won't look at vit D levels you can get an online test.http://www.vitamindtest.org.uk/
     
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