The Anonymous Widower

Thoughts On My Vitamin D Deficiency

I’m now convinced that the cause of my bad springs and substantial absences from school as a child, and periods of bad health since, is due to a periodic vitamin D deficiency.

I suffer from several of the same symptoms as my father, who was most likely the parent from whom I inherited coeliac disease.

As a child, I didn’t go out in the son much, as I think I found it a bit painful and I burned. My father was the same in those days and was very much a man for his garage or shed. He only ventured out to smoke his pipe.

The problems dropped, when I went to Liverpool University and met my future wife. But then she would drag me out into the sun for a walk, with great regularity.

When I was diagnosed as a coeliac, I thought this would be the end of it all. And it did get a bit better, with the bonus that I could now sunbathe without burning. I also stopped being bitten by mossies.

Since the death of my wife, my stroke and moving to London, the bad springs and a lot of the other symptoms have returned.

But no-one could say the weather in London and it seems much of North and Central Europe has been very sunny over the last few years.

I even took a holiday in Croatia for some sun, but in My Home Run From Dubrobnik, I saw probably a day and a half of sun at most!

I’m now on vitamin D3 tablets and they appear to help.

But I think, what I need is a good scientific book on vitamin D, how it is absorbed by the body and what it actually does.

So much of what I get told seems to only have vague science behind it!

If I could find a top class University, where they were doing serious research into vitamin D, I’d go halfway round the world to talk to them.


June 4, 2016 - Posted by | Health | , , ,


  1. I have just been diagnosed with a fairly bad Vitamin D deficiency – I am about to start a loading dose of 50,000 units for six weeks, then 1,000 units after that. Are you buying your vitamin D over the counter or having it prescribed? The OTC ones are only 25 units. I had to fight for the test, and even then I paid for it, because my calcium levels are ok, and the NICE think that only people with low calcium need testing. I don’t eat fish, due to anaphylactic response, and I am not a great eater of eggs, so I am taking very little dietary Vitamin D. Have looked on internet and I now know that sunlight only helps in the vitamin D is in your system, the sunlight converts into a useable form. We also just found out that my body hasn’t been metabolising fats and proteins effectively for at least 20 years, probably much longer, hence that won’t have helped because D is a fat soluble vitamin.

    It might be worth asking GP for test if you haven’t had one. I paid, £110 for mine and it was well worth it – your GP might be willing to do on NHS.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 4, 2016 | Reply

  2. Vitamin December can be checked from a simple blood test. Talkto your doctorand he will get his nurse to do one. I had one and itshowed a deficiency so I was prescribed a mouth spray. Now I am normal. At least as far as vitamin D isconcerned.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

    Comment by John Wright | June 4, 2016 | Reply

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