Muscle pain from Vitamin D

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 01, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Why do I get extreme muscle pain & muscle cramps when take vitamin D3 even small doses. I've only seen 2 sites online one an RN who says it's the calcium going into the bones (which can last months -yr) other is a scientific view where immune system (which I have ra rheumatoid arthritis) causing the pain, either way I can't get out of bed the pain is too much & my D level is 11 I don't know what to do. I been in sun but still low levels. Would appreciate any help. Linda

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on July 01, 2013
at 09:28 PM

Sorry you are in so much pain!

Are you supplementing Magnesium? Getting enough A and K in your diet? All three are cofactors for D3.

I have a client who gets migraines with oral D3 by itself. No problem when Magnesium is taken at the same time. Try 400-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate.

If you can find a good tanning booth with UVB lamps, that may be another option for you. Also try transdermal D3. There are a couple of sprays available on Amazon.



on July 02, 2013
at 12:23 AM

I'd wager it is something else entirely, not related to vitamin D. Simply because vitamin D as supplemented is not the bioactive form.



on July 01, 2013
at 10:55 PM

I've not encountered pain taking D3. I'd assume something else is going on. Cofactors like mentioned by Dragonfly.

In re. sunlight, if your cholesterol's too low (or you use sunscreen) you won't make Vitamin D from sunlight.

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