Saturday, March 14, 2009

D Is For Deficiency

I've been feeling a bit poorly lately. I have had all sorts of medical procedures. I've been stuck. I've been scanned. I've been x-rayed. I've been poked, prodded, and given more pills than a person should have to take.

All of my tests have come back negative. (Which is a good thing) But, I am beginning to wonder if I might just be a hypochondriac. The doctors are running out of tests to perform. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Plus, I'm tired of dealing with those mean ladies that I have to pay my 20 dollar copay to every time I walk in the front door. Don't get me started on that!

My doctor looked at me and said there was one more test that they could run. It was a simple blood test to check my Vitamin D level.

Well, lo and behold, my Vitamin D level was half of what it was supposed to be. I looked at the guy and asked if I had Scurvy or something? I spend entirely too much time sitting around in the dark staring at a computer screen.

What a difference a week makes! I have tried to spend a few minutes in the sun each day and have started a regimen of Vitamin D supplements.

Have your Vitamin D level checked if you can. You might be deficient and not even know it.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

thats how I first started tanning. to get the D level up.

Rae said...

It's funny you should mention the Vitamin D thing. My sister in law just found out she had low levels, so I decided to buy some vitamin D and B12 to take for myself. Of course,like you said- staring at the computer in the dark and being "middle-age" has a lot to do with the sick and tired part! ha! Hope you get to feeling better!



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