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Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that doesn’t respond to treatment.
… “...weakness, achiness, fatigue - three pages worth of symptoms. Doctors had offered her antidepressants and seizure medications and all kinds of things that didn’t work. …” …After six months on an aggressive, high-dose prescription vitamin D replacement, the woman could cross off every symptom on her three-page list.
Plotnikoff notes that vitamin D is a hormone. "Every tissue in our bodies has [vitamin] D receptors, including all bones, muscles, immune cells, and brain cells," he says.
…“It would be nice if vitamin D worked for chronic pain. It would offer an inexpensive and simple treatment with known and probably limited adverse effects,” Sebastian Straube, PhD, tells WebMD in an email. Straube is a professor at Germany's University of Göttingen and led the research review, published in the Cochrane Library.
But it hasn't been proven that boosting your vitamin D level will erase your pain.
“Looking at all the available evidence, the link is not convincing,” Straube says. “As far as treatment studies are concerned, we found a striking contrast in study outcome between randomized double blind trials that by virtue of their study design minimize bias, and other (non-double blind) studies that are more prone to bias. The latter largely do suggest a beneficial effect of vitamin D treatment; the former largely don’t.”
If you have severe vitamin D deficiency, any efforts to boost your D levels should be done by consulting with your doctor. Too much vitamin D can be dangerous and lead to an excess accumulation of calcium in your blood, which can lead to kidney stones.
...there will be plenty of doctors that will disagree with this as it will hurt their business. And of course big pharma wouldn't want something like this to be proven, as it could hurt them big time.