About this Blog

~Hi, my name is Courtney. I was a full time college student, starting to be a dancer, and used to work with kids part time, living on my own until my illness disabled me.
~I became sick in 2005. I created this blog in the summer of 2006 to record my "headache" diary and to see if anyone finds it interesting.
~12/2006 I lost my job then after, failed a year of college.
~2/2007 Dx Lyme Disease with Bartonella: prescribed 8 months of oral antibiotics. I'm not even sure if I ever had the Lyme Disease.
~11/2007 The doctor took me off medicines while I was still improving but not fully recovered.
~6/2008 Dx Chiari I Malformation by a neurosurgeon in Beverly Hills.
~8/2008 Decompression and Lamenectomy helped 80% of my problems.
~2/2009 Dx Hypermobility by an Orthopedic Surgeon/School Doc: Started PT, dancing, going to school and working.
~6/2009 Started working full time as an Infant-Toddler teacher, which requires lifting. Dancing part time, maybe I'll finish school eventually...lol
~12/2009 Dx Chronic Sinusitis: Stopped dancing due to constant infections.
~2/2010 Sinus Surgery & complication: Severe Epistaxis: Became severely anemic.
~3/2010: Dx Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: by Geneticist
~4/2011: Switched jobs, now work at a Pre-K teacher for 3 and 4 year olds. Less lifting!
~5/2011: Started PT and exercising again

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vitamin D Deficiency

"Blood tests show I have a Vitamin D deficiency. But I can't find any substantial or sound information on this and it's effects."

SM:"There is a thought that MS can be caused by vitamin D deficiency. Take lots of supplements!"

SR: "My friend (who also has migraines) was also vit D deficient. She noticed a big diff when she started taking the presciption Vit D"

LF: "drinking milk is helpful, there are some brands that have additional vitamin D :)"

CW: "apparently the effects of low vit d levels have more to do with low calcium because calcium needs vit d to absorb properly."

MF: " I have the same thing and low Iron. It's a typical thyroid issue. Ive been tolled that I should take fish oil but don't know why"

MP: "we are all taking a wonderful D3 supplement. It has helped with asthma and that "down" feeling. www.maximumD3.com"

DS: "I wouldn't be taking vitamin d supplements over the counter. Most vitamins if you take an excessive amount, the body will just excrete what it does not need. Vitamin D is different and gets stored in the body and eventually can get to a toxic level."

AK: "Really. I did. I take liquid vita D so it will absorb in my body. By day three my depression was gone."

PM: "Really. I did. I take liquid vita D so it will absorb in my body. By day three my depression was gone."

CW: "I go in the sun for 20 minutes and i wind up with a migraine."

SM: "Drink milk and wear a hat... sorry its been so hard."

SN: "Vitamin D is super important. I take a supplement for D3. Anything that impacts the blood is something to watch out for. Don't take too much of any supplement but there are some things that you should take a vitamin for. I take a multi, D3 and Omega-3. Not a fish oil though. One b/c I'm vegan and 2 b/c when my Gma and mom both got cancer, their Oncologist said NO FISH OIL! Try enriched soy milk too. It has all the vitamins milk has and more. I like the vanilla."

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