Hi fellow spineys. I haven't been on very much as of late as I have been pretty much bedridden. After finding out my b-12 levels were very low the next day I received a call from my dr stating my vit d. was <4 which apparently is in the danger zone. It explains alot insofar as uncontrolled pain. My husband has researched this deficiency and has found that many times your pain meds will not control your pain or must be upped drastically when your levels are this low. I was put on shots, 50,000 ui of vit d for 24 weeks, trazadone for sleep, metformin as my glucose levels are high, another med for triglycerides (sp?) and my pain meds were increased. I could not figure out why I was falling so much, running into walls, I use a cane in my house or walker and wheelchair when I go out. My neurologist said I should not be walking at all. I have posted about having several different infections going on 4 to be exact for over a month. All the new meds are making me so sick to my stomach and the research about very low levels of vit d has my husband and I scared. I slept good for about a week on the Trazodone but now when I lay down I feel as though I am going to vomit. (sorry I know thats gross). I am hungry but almost afraid to eat anything.
Has anyone gone through this ordeal? Apparently it is common for people with spinal cord problems to have low Vit D levels. I had no clue. But it can affect your heart, kidneys, liver among other things. If you have had this could you tell me anything about it. How long does it take to start feeling somewhat better. I have been living in severe pain since 06. But the pain has just been getting worse not better. I am also have vision problems which is enough to drive me batty. I have purchased 3 pairs of glasses and still cannot see. I know many will say go back to the dr or opthamologist. The problem is just getting out of bed and getting dressed is about all my body can do then I am so wiped out I could cry.
I have told myself to always have a positive outlook but that hasn't been the case for the last several weeks.
I am just worn out and its really taking its toll on both my husband and I. He is so worried and quite honestly I am scared.
I so thank you if you can add anything you may know.