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
293
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (293) fatigue (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
56
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (56) fatigue (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
pain (44) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
pain (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
depressed mood (31) pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
pain (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
depressed mood (24) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
anxious mood (23) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
anxious mood (21) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
22
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (21) pain (1)

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 (103 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
111
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (293) 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 (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 25 more
Total evaluations
43
Tried for
pain (44) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (49 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness nausea 17 more
Total evaluations
49
Tried for
pain (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (42 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation fatigue 25 more
Total evaluations
47
Tried for
depressed mood (31) pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
pain (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 17 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
depressed mood (24) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (18 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness apathy 11 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
anxious mood (23) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness drowsiness
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
anxious mood (21) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (21) pain (1)
  • 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 146
30s 382
40s 671
50s 646
60s 279
70+ 62
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 58
20-29 years 128
30-39 years 212
40-49 years 209
50-59 years 108
60-69 years 18
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,326
Not Diagnosed 64

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