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I am 50 and have joint pain in my knees, elbows, shoulders and hips. I was tested for Vitamin D and I am deficient and no inflamation was reported in my blood workup. What is wrong and what can I do??

By Anonymous April 6, 2009 - 7:52am
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My knees hurt so bad that I can hardly go up stairs. It seems I dont have the strength to pull me up each step because of the pain. I am a very active person, living on a farm and riding horses. What is happening to me??

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I was diagnosed with low vitamin D and was put on a high dose of vitamin D supplements I have had another blood test and my levels are now normal I to have had severe pain in knees elbows hips and shoulders I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia if your symptoms have lasted longer than 12 weeks then might be worth asking your doctor to check for fibromyalgia

March 27, 2017 - 1:26pm
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Do you want to find quick remedy for pain? Just try doing some stretching exercises or consult a physiotherapist.
Eric Bradshaw

April 13, 2013 - 1:06am
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Hello, what test do you say is needed for autoimmune-condition?

November 2, 2012 - 6:13am

It could be Lyme Disease, especially since you say you're around horses, on a farm, etc..

April 11, 2009 - 2:01pm

Dear Anon, I totally agree with SusanC suggestion of consulting a doctor and run some tests. Women go through many changes around your age and most of the time we ignore it or find "band-aid" solutions instead of finding the root causes. I am an advocate of natural cures or therapies and my first "gut" feeling is that your body is experiencing burn out either due to poor nutrition, lack of essential mineral supplementation or extreme physical excertion, toxicity due to harmful toxins in the environment or emotional stress. You mentioned you live in a farm, are you exposed to pesticides or herbicides? If so, a detoxification plan may be long overdue.

Your symptoms could indicate early stages of premature arthritis and they may be manifesting because your body is overloaded.

I suggest getting started on:

1. Daily intake of fish oil of at least 2,000 mg.
2. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)provides the mineral sulfur which is an integral component of cartilage in your body. 2,000 mg per day will be a good start
3. Eat foods high in anti-oxidants (fresh berries for example). Anti-oxidants help prevent joint tissue destruction
4. Drink plenty of water to detoxify
5. Ask your doctor to check hormonal levels and those of Vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium. If they are low, start taking supplements or increase foods in your diet that contain these natural minerals
6. If you are a red meat eater, I suggest you stop now. Women should not be eating meat during menopause.
Wish you well.

April 6, 2009 - 9:25pm
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