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
228
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (227) fatigue (7)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
49
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (49) 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
36
Tried for
pain (36)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
30
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
depressed mood (22) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
pain (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
depressed mood (22) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
anxious mood (19)

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 (92 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
100
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (227) fatigue (7)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (26 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability tingling
Total evaluations
26
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (49) fatigue (10)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 35 more
Total evaluations
35
Tried for
pain (34) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (48 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea sleepiness 11 more
Total evaluations
48
Tried for
pain (36)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dizziness 16 more
Total evaluations
32
Tried for
depressed mood (22) 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 (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (21 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 16 more
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
depressed mood (22) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (24 evaluations)
Side effects
erosive gastritis upset stomach
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
pain (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tiredness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (19)
  • 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 5
20s 134
30s 411
40s 709
50s 696
60s 367
70+ 85
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 58
20-29 years 132
30-39 years 225
40-49 years 212
50-59 years 114
60-69 years 20
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 326
Female 2077

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1452
Not Diagnosed 65

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