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Severe muscle stiffness, pain, headaches, fatigue, & jaw tightness, spasms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 5, 2014
  • 08:25 PM

Hi. I'm trying to make the rounds and post my experience with similar symptoms that you described in hopes of helping those suffering from what I was recently suffering from. I am a 30 year old mother of two who is active and involved with raising my kids while my husband works. Just a month ago I started to notice SEVERE tension in my neck, back, shoulders, and head. I had some spasms throughout my chest area which was also very sore and sensitive. My skin was slightly tingly and I had some numbness in my hands and toes. My inner ear area was also beginning to get "sensitive". I assumed that my dislocated C1 & C2 from a car accident 18 years ago was the cause even though it never did anything like this over an 18 year period. I scheduled multiple appointments with my primary doctor, cardiologist, and neurologist. I just knew I would be told I was either suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, heart disease, lupus, or some form of cancer. I honestly felt that I would be dying in a day or two and at one point picked up the phone to call 911. Instead, I took Ibuprofen, calmed down, and waited until my doc appointment with my primary doc the next day. My doc immediately told me I was probably Vitamin D deficient and told me to take 400 IUs of Vitamin D each day. My doc also had my blood tested for heart, kidney, liver, thyroid, white blood cell count, anemia, etc. After doubting my doc and waiting for the worse, positive test results, I immediately started taking my over-the-counter Vitamin D anyway. After four days of regularly taking my daily 400 IUs of Vitamin D, drinking my BMI's daily amount of water, I immediately noticed a difference. I could stand, walk, play, laugh, and basically do everything that I had been doing again. Within that time my test results came back negative for any conditions and my levels were actually showing I was very healthy. Feeling too happy about it, I took my health for granted and missed two days of taking my Vitamin D which caused some of my symptoms to come right back. Since then I have not forgotten to take my daily Vitamin D as a female and also drink my daily amount of water. I am sharing so that others who are suffering from symptoms similar to mine, can speak with their primary care physician to see if they are also Vitamin D deficient. Though I still live with a stressful life that causes me to forget to lower my shoulders and relax, the other major symptoms I was experiencing were so horrible, I couldn't help but share what made me feel extremely better.

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