Vitamin D deficiency

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What is vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by inadequate intake coupled with inadequate sunlight (UVB) exposure, disorders that limit its absorption from the gut, conditions that impair conversion of vitamin D into active metabolites, such as liver or kidney disorders, and body characteristics.

Common symptoms reported by people with vitamin D deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with vitamin D deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
291
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (291) Fatigue (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
56
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (56) Fatigue (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Pain (46) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
Pain (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
Depressed mood (32) Pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
Insomnia (32) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
Pain (32)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Pain (15)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Insomnia (25) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Anxious mood (23) Insomnia (2)
1 more

Data from patients with vitamin D deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with vitamin D deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (106 evaluations)
Side effects
Breathing difficulty Decreased appetite 5 more
Total evaluations
116
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (291) Fatigue (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Irritability Nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (56) Fatigue (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 24 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
Pain (46) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (47 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Sleepiness 17 more
Total evaluations
47
Tried for
Pain (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Constipation 26 more
Total evaluations
48
Tried for
Depressed mood (32) Pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Acute hearing Body Tingling 12 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Insomnia (32) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (32)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Grogginess 14 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Pain (15)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Early morning wakefulness Morning sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Insomnia (25) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Apathy 11 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Anxious mood (23) Insomnia (2)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with vitamin D deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has vitamin D deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 142
30s 376
40s 649
50s 605
60s 265
70+ 59
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 57
20-29 years 126
30-39 years 209
40-49 years 204
50-59 years 107
60-69 years 18
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,306
Not Diagnosed 62

These charts show data from vitamin D deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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