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I learned something new last week.

Did you know that a low level of vitamin D can cause heart attacks or strokes? I hadn't a clue. Before I went down to my mom and dad's house, the doctor wrote to me and said my D was low and here was a script to get filled for a 12 week course of treatment. That letter came the day before I left to mom and dads. Now, in my defense, he didn't tell me how low, he just casually said low vitamin D. So I went in for a blood pressure check, yes I have high blood pressure after 60 years of not having it. *sigh* Anyhow, he asked how I was feeling on the 12 week treatment. I told him I forgot and he flipped his lid. He yelled at me. I mean, seriously yelled at me. He said the lowest it's supposed to ever get is 30 and they don't even like it that low and mine was 3. That's right, 3. Well, why didn't he say that in his note to me? Am I right? He fussed some more, told me I was lucky I didn't stroke out while in New Mexico and then asked me if I was going to fill the prescription this time. I glared at him as my answer. Two days later, he called me to check and see if I filled it and how I felt. He said he didn't mean to yell at me, but he was worried. I've been his patient for 24 years and he didn't want to lose me. He really is a nice guy. But, this was news to me about Vitamin D. I had no idea. I do now. So if a doctor ever tells you this, listen to him, so you don't get yelled at too. LOL Okay, now on with the week.

Hugs, Patt


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Mar. 8th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Low vitamin D can be really dangerous. Here's part of an article. I hope it helps.

Low vitamin D levels can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, asthma (severe forms of asthma); hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes (type II), MS (multiple sclerosis), glucose intolerance, certain types of cancer (the most common ones are breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men), cognitive impairment (in older people), etc.

Mar. 8th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, maybe that's why my blood pressure was up. So maybe it'll go back down again once I'm back to normal, or what I call normal. Thanks for the info, Grey.
Mar. 8th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Hope you're all better soon.
Mar. 8th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
You need sunshine to get Vitamin D naturally, but I'd have thought you live in an area that gets plenty.
Mar. 8th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
For some reason, I'm not getting it. *sigh*
Mar. 8th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)

I'm happy you're okay. *hugs*
Mar. 10th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. I need all the hugs I can get. :)
Mar. 10th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Wow that is low....get it up hon!
Mar. 10th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm working on it. It's a twelve week course of treatment and this is only the second week. So, I'm not better yet. But I will be.
Mar. 11th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
Glad you are okay. I found out I was low with D also. Along with B12 I have to watch the up keep with supplements.

For me I was extremely tired and sleepy.

Mar. 12th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
You are impossible :-)) You gave me almost a heart attack here! You really don't need any health problem to top it all!!! I hope hope you're going to be better soon. Doctors, they see so much that they sometimes become a little too casual for things like that. I hope you gave him the creeps, so now he's going to be a little more "stiff upper lips" about all that ;-)))
Mar. 12th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
He calls once a week to see how I'm doing. LOL So darn cute. :)
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