27 Apr 2018
Jim K

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Chronic Pain in Women


Posting this one as a whole, seems "fair use" for an informational web site, because it includes a useful discussion of the limitations of the methodology of the study not found in the abstract. Still, it behooves those of us with pain to consider Vitamin D levels as at least a variable that either modulates pain itself or contributes to other factors, like infection, that generate pain and inflammation. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Chronic Pain in Women Allison Gandey Medscape Medical News 2008.


Jim - And on the heels of your article

from the August 11, 2008, Archives of Internal Medicine (very reputable journal)


"Observational data suggests that low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (25[OH]D) are associated with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cancers. However, whether low serum 25(OH)D levels are associated with mortality in the general population is unknown. "

"the lowest quartile (25[OH]D levels <17.8 ng/mL) was associated with a 26% increased rate of all-cause mortality"

This is substantial by anyone's standards!


Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him. Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012.