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
175
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (174) fatigue (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
44
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (44) fatigue (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
33
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
pain (26) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
pain (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
depressed mood (21) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
pain (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
anxious mood (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
pain (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
depressed mood (14) pain (6)

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 (74 evaluations)
Side effects
hypercalcemia (elevated calcium)
Total evaluations
79
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (174) fatigue (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (24 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability tingling
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (44) fatigue (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 29 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
pain (26) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea drowsiness 8 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
pain (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (19 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 15 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
depressed mood (21) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tiredness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
pain (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation brain shocks 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (14) pain (6)
  • 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 6
20s 131
30s 404
40s 704
50s 716
60s 391
70+ 95
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 60
20-29 years 133
30-39 years 223
40-49 years 213
50-59 years 113
60-69 years 20
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 337
Female 2107

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1454
Not Diagnosed 65

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