Archives for: November 2006, 28
It's not going to be instant, but my rate of improvement has definitely picked up after 8 days of high vitamin D doses. Maybe it will help my seasonal affective disorder.
I got hold of more medical records, I always try to keep on top of them and keep copies for myself. I said "What?!" when I read the report from my bone scan. They told me that day that it was normal, though I wasn't going to be surprised if I heard it wasn't quite normal. The lab report read "borderline osteopenia", so that's not what I'd call normal. That could be expected with a vitamin D deficiency and my body trying to normalize vitamin D and calcium levels. My endocrinologist also wasn't surprised by the results, didn't call then 'normal', but expects to see improvements.
I guess it could be said that my nerves saved my bones, because that's what it took to get it all checked out. My nerves are actually fine, I think, it's just the conduction that gets lost a bit without adequate calcium, I don't believe there would be any nerve damage from that. That's good news because nerves don't heal fast.
I don't really want to go back to the neurologist, but after the vitamin D has done its job I may go in for a follow up. It's a rather depressing office, and their attention, understandably, goes to people much sicker than I am. I've definitely learned to never take my nervous system for granted again, that scare certainly made other health problems I've had in the past seem small.
Anyway, I'm practically eating calcium pills like they're the other white meat, doctor's orders. I expect to see some improvements on my bone scans in the future.