My vit D is low so am starting prescription doze. My ESR and CRP normal and all other blood tests normal. Increasing vit D will help with my RA symptoms? Anyone else with same situation?
Yes vitamin d helps quite a bit
Yes mine was super low as well. They started me off with 50,000iu/weekly but my levels didn’t change much so they have me on 10,000iu/daily.
That's what they are starting me with. Did that help u with symptoms?
I think so especially helped with my leg and foot cramps as well
Yes I am really low like 11 and I need to take my vit D to stop this flare up.
Low d vitamin d is linked to ra. Some people have gone into remission just from rasing vitamin d levels
My vitamin d test was 8 Now 112 One tablet 50,000twice a week For only 3 weeks Unfortunately it doesn’t help, still feeling pain, inflammation and stiffness
For how long u have been taking vit D?
They say even when level rises symptoms take sometime to go
You may want to look into taking vitamin k2 with D.
How to get vitamin k2? OTC?
Hetal Sargent yes. I bought mine on amazon. You can get vitamin k from food too but I know I don’t get enough.
Your body can’t function properly if your D is low. Getting up to where it should be will help you heal.
I also just got prescribed vitamin D because it's really low.
For me vitamin d helps a lot in managing artheritis
You have RA?
Yes I do
Also go to tanning bed 1x week during winter
Get a DNA test. 23andme is $99. It will show if you have a vitamin D receptor mutation. If you do you will need to take prescription strength vitamin D to keep it at normal levels if you can't reverse it. Some people's VDR mutation is expressed after bacterial infection. A $30 methylation report from MTHFRsupport's website will give you comprehensive info on all your genetic issues that predispose you to and affect how severe RA is. Infino. Me can tell you which genetic variant(s) raise risk for RA. Once you know the specific gene to study you can get genotyping from LabCorp or other testing labs and look up studies on which RA treatments work the best for people with those variants. Magnesium, boron, silica and vitamin K2 are great for helping with symptoms and keeping bones and joints strong. Boron and K2 lower CRP and anti-CCP. Boron also regulates hormones and makes bones rock hard. Magnesium must be balanced with vitamin D for it to be processed correctly. Silica gets converted to collagen easily to keep joints healthy.
There are so many different types of magnesium. Which one would you suggest.
I used nutrihacker to figure that out based on my DNA results. B vitamin forms and others needed depend on genetics too. They speed up or slow down different chemical reactions in our DNA methylation process and some people are missing methyl groups or can't process some nutrients so they can't complete necessary chemical reactions their body needs which results in chronic illness.
This article has some good basic info about methylation but doesn't apply to everyone. I have a cbs mutation that makes me much more ill if I have high sulfur like this article recommends. Everyone's needs are different based on genetic profile. http://craighitchenstherapies.com/methylation-autoimmune-disease-and-chronic-illness/
Yes it will help and yep same problem.
Take magnesium glycinnate cuz d depletes mag. And take only k2 with d3.
Where do you get these? OTC At wAllgreens ?
Without D we be picking up diseases, feel tired, and excellent for inflammation
This has been mentioned but I'm reiterating... Make sure it is D3 and you take K2 with it (10,000 iu) per day.
"Rheumatoid arthritis Low 1,25(OH)2D3 levels have been shown to be associated with higher rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in cross‐sectional studies. Epidemiological data indicate that >60% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have 25(OH)D levels <50 nmol/l, 92 and 16% have levels in the range of vitamin D deficiency (<12.5 nmol/l). However, the finding of a positive correlation between 1,25(OH)2D3 and alkaline phosphatase indicates that this may partly reflect the fact that people with higher disease activity have increased bone resorption. 93 Intervention trials with a dosage of 1 μg 1α‐vitamin D were not associated with an improved outcome. 94 However, administration of higher amounts of 1α‐vitamin D or other forms of vitamin D was associated with decreased pain sensation and a significant reduction in C‐reactive protein levels. 95" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1955167/