Upon the journey to discovering my fibromyalgia, one of the doctors I was referred to was an endocrinologist. He ran a series of tests. Blood work, urine, bowel movement, diabetes. He came to the conclusion that my thyroid was out of whack giving me hypothyroidism. He also found that my vitamin D and Calcium levels were extremely low. After he explored all the negative results of the gluten allergy (celiac), he began scrutinizing all my medications. The only meds that had these deficiencies as a side effect, was my psych meds. He diagnosed me with an intolerance to Depakote and demanded I get off it quick. He prescribed me prescription strength vitamin D, Levothyroxin, and over the counter calcium and vitamin D as well. So now I have a large medicine chest, but feel better. He was insistent that the supplements will make me better in a few months. I haven’t been able to get more meds or tested to see of these levels are better. This is another thing I have to wait for insurance to happen. However, whenever I remember, I still take the over the counter stuff.
Vitamin D & Calcium Deficiencies, Hypothyroidism (Levothyroxin & Supplements) February 28, 2013