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Weakness aching elbows Vit D low - Had Pneumonia 8 months ago.

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  • Posted By: Jennyicb
  • August 15, 2010
  • 03:49 PM

Hi, I thought I would post as am now quite frustrated in my endeavours to get back to normal health. Briefly: I had Pneumonia at the end of Dec 09 and was hospitalized treated with Vancomyicin drip and erythromyicin left hospital after 10 days. This took a long time to recover from and I returned to part time work this April 2010. I have gradually got strong and got my working hours up to 6 hours a day by July.

In June I felt very weak again and saw GP who tested and found my Vit D was very low at 10. I started to take a strong supplement of 20,0000 every other day for 8 weeks during this time my elbow joints started to get sore. (I also took iron to correct some anaemia). I stopped after 8 weeks and was due to be tested again - 3 days after I stopped I got sick with headache diahorrea weakness and very very painful elbows (no swelling). I had last week off work and slept for most of it GP thought I mayb had a virus. I retested to check Vit d and have been told it is better but still low and had a bone profile test and have to see my GP for results of this.

My work place won't take much more of this illness and time off work I think after being off for so long at the beginning of the year (even though I wasn't off sick at all for the 2 years before this). I feel better than last week but very very weak can't get to shops unless I drive etc and spend most of time resting (make myself move a bit) my elbows hurt most of the time and get stiff sometimes - they feel ok when I don't move them much.

Anyone else had any similar things going on? Any advice?

I had also been taking Omeprazole as I had stomach pains and Doc said these are antacid.

I am wondering if deficient in another way and also why/how did Vit D get low anyway? I live in UK its been quite sunny this year here but I was indoors for several months begining of year (but no sun around then anyway).

Cheers

Jenny

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