Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
It was something of a special case - she was also agoraphobic which meant she rarely went outside and thus had little exposure to Vit D. Still her amazing turn around indicates how important Vit D can be for some people.
Not long ago, I was contacted by a follower on Twitter regarding a troubling case of chronic pain that this individual had been suffering with steadily since the age of 16—for almost 30 years. She wondered if I might be able to help her diagnose the cause of her ongoing symptoms, since a litany of doctors seemed perplexed as to how to stop her pain beyond prescribing a stream of heavy-duty opioid medication, which only temporarily masked her symptoms. We scheduled a phone consult and spent almost two hours thoroughly analyzing her case.
Fortunately, this would be easy to test with a quick blood test. Ironically, her regular doctor was reluctant to test for Vitamin D deficiency for Leah, arguing that this couldn’t be the cause of all her complex symptoms over such a long history of illness. Leah had to go to two clinics before she found one willing to run the test, and sure enough it immediately showed a significant deficiency. Leah began taking Vitamin D supplements, and even though it was not always easy for her to get outside because of her agoraphobia, she tried to get outside for daily sleeveless walks in the sunshine every day.
In the two months since conducting our analysis, Leah reports that her symptoms have done a complete 180° turn. She has only felt the need to take one pain pill, and has completely stopped taking the 2-3 daily anti-depressants that was a regular staple of her treatment program. She is happy, upbeat, and feeling stronger and healthier every day. (Watch for a video interview with Leah discussing her surprising and rapid turnaround on our YouTube channel in the coming weeks!)
Read the entire blog here - http://artemvitale.com/2015/08/30-years-of-fibromyalgia-suffering-solved/