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    Got note from my PCP. My vit D is low. How can that be. I take calcium with 400IU of D and a Multi vit for women with 1000IU of D. He wants me to add another 1000IU. I had this before and added extra vit D for a while. But stopped it when it got OK. I go back and check this in a month. I was wondering if this may be why I'm flaring and these sores won't heal?
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    I know that 2 times already that i was given a prescription for extra vit. d from my rheumatologist because mine was low to. Bonita

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    I was surprised when the doc told me the same thing, since I took Vitamin D daily,too. I'm currently taking a 50,000 IU pill once per week. I'll see my rheumy in two weeks, so I'm assuming that she will order blood work then.
    My vit. D count was fine last March (when I started Plaquenil) and had plummeted by August. I'm wondering if it was the Plaq that caused it.
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    i too have a vit d deficiency. My dr. has me taking 1 over the counter tablet each day along with my calcium with vit. d...
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    I'm supposed to be taking the SUPER DUPER doses of that, but it made my ibs symptoms so much worse. I don't know if it could cause a flare or keep those sores from healing, but I think it can make pain feel more painful. I can't remember which one it was, but one of the rheumys I saw told me that. However, it was a rheumy I fired. Not sure how true that is.

    I'm sorry you're still struggling, Rebecca. Why it happens could be for a lot of reasons. I've read that when lupus attacks the small intestine that it can cause it not to absorb nutrients like it should. Could be due to the sun sensitivity...we're not getting it from sunlight. There are a lot of things that can cause the deficiency.

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    Thanks everybody very helpful Leslie. Sounds like vit D deficiency very commom in lupus then. I have had low iron at times also. But It must be OK now. I need to read about this.
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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