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Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms - Fibromyalgia May Be One of Them

By Edited Aug 6, 2015 1 6

Whether one of many vitamin D deficiency symptoms is fibromyalgia remains to be seen as more research studies need to be done.  One conclusive symptom is demineralization of bones in a skeleton. That’s why food with calcium are highly recommended to people to consume to undo the deficiency.


In the past, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as chronic muscle pain syndrome, fibrositis, psychogenic rheumatism, spinal irritation, and tension myalgias.  As you probably can tell by those names mentioned, fibromyalgia is associated with widespread pain in ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  Individuals also suffer from fatigue and multiple tender points (areas where just a little pressure is causing pain).  Fibromyalgia is a complex problem with eminent symptoms of anxiety and depression always showing up.  Since it is chronic, patients might want to consider to have their vitamin D levels check occasionally by their doctor.  [590]

Past Research Studies

Past studies have been able to see there is a connection between vitamin D deficiency and fibromyalgia.  However, the findings are just slowly showing that patients with fibromyalgia feeling muscular pain and weakness is related to lack of vitamin D inside the patients’ bodies.  [591]

Professionals in the medical industry are happy with the results of some studies tha used both adults and children as subjects.  Researchers essentially found out that people with low levels of vitamin D leads to them experiencing muscular pain and unexplained bone.  If and when adequate evidence surfaces making connections between vitamin D deficiency and fibromyalgia, then it will be possible to treat patients’ weakness and pain with nutritional sources of vitamin D.  Keep in mind when as association is found, it only means that having vitamin D deficiency is a factor in heightening or developing symptoms of fibromyalgia.  [591]

Studied Individuals Taking Painkillers

The Mayo Clinic had a research study that demonstrated a link between the amount of painkiller medications patients took to subside chronic pain and having minimal levels of vitamin D in people. This suggests vitamin D plays a big role in the disorders filled with pain, and it could lead to finding an alternative or natural treatment to relieve fibromyalgia.  [592]

Source of Pain

The lead author of the Mayo Clinic study, Michael Turner, MD, stated that vitamin D deficiency is a source of pain scatter around your body and damaged neuromuscular functioning.  However, there’s not enough people in the medical industry who knows about it. Whenever there’s plenty of health professionals who recognize the association, then doctors may be able to improve their patients’ treatment plan, function and quality of life.  [592]

The results of the Mayo Clinic study included some good news even though it clearly doesn’t suggest that vitamin D deficiency is the main source of fibromyalgia.  It happens to be just one among many others that the United States Department of Health and Human Services have established.  Other well-known causes are genetics, an infection, or repetitive injuries to the body.  [592]


It is recommended to spend fifteen minutes outside soaking the sun before 12 PM or after 2 PM. For people with darker skin complexion, you may want to spend outside up to 30 minutes.  There are other ways to get vitamin D such as taking supplements or eat food that are rich with that vitamin. In the meantime, I’m sure there will be more research on figuring out if fibromyalgia is one of numerous vitamin D deficiency symptoms.



Sep 24, 2011 10:49am
Good information freedomw! The remedy of spending 15 minutes in the sun each day sounds so easy, and yet the number of people with a vitamin D deficiency is amazing. I know for some there are other issues, but for a majority of us, taking in some sun each day is the key.
Sep 27, 2011 11:43pm
Thank you for Introspective for reading and commenting on my article.
Sep 28, 2011 8:02am
This is very interesting. I just heard the other day that fibromyalgia may be caused by vitamin D deficiency. There are so many other health problems also attributed to Vitamin D deficiency that I think many people need to learn about the consequences of spending too much time indoors. Great info!
Sep 28, 2011 11:55pm
Thank you Deborah-Diane for reading and commenting on my article.
Oct 10, 2011 5:25pm
Very good information of vitamin D deficiency. Spending a little time outside each day is a pleasant and easy way to fix the problem. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 11, 2011 7:12pm
Thank you southerngirl09 for reading and commenting on my article.
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