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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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
231
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (231) depressed mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
54
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (54) fatigue (10)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
pain (34) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
pain (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
depressed mood (25) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
pain (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
depressed mood (24) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
26
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
anxious mood (19)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
anxious mood (14) depressed mood (9)

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 (97 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
103
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (231) depressed mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (31 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability tingling
Total evaluations
31
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (54) fatigue (10)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 20 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
pain (34) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (50 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness nausea 10 more
Total evaluations
50
Tried for
pain (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (31 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dizziness 16 more
Total evaluations
37
Tried for
depressed mood (25) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
pain (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea decreased appetite 18 more
Total evaluations
30
Tried for
depressed mood (24) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (18 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness apathy 11 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
anxious mood (19)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty falling asleep sleepiness
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
anxious mood (14) depressed mood (9)
  • 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 4
20s 134
30s 407
40s 712
50s 684
60s 355
70+ 82
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 58
20-29 years 131
30-39 years 225
40-49 years 211
50-59 years 114
60-69 years 18
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 322
Female 2054

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1444
Not Diagnosed 65

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