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
245
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (245) depressed mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
50
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (50) fatigue (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
pain (36) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
pain (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
depressed mood (28) pain (8)
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)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
22
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
anxious mood (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
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 (102 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
109
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (245) depressed mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (30 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability tingling
Total evaluations
30
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (50) fatigue (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 20 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
pain (36) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (50 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness itching 12 more
Total evaluations
50
Tried for
pain (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (38 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation fatigue 22 more
Total evaluations
43
Tried for
depressed mood (28) pain (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
pain (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (23 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea decreased appetite 18 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
depressed mood (24) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness apathy 9 more
Total evaluations
18
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 4
20s 138
30s 401
40s 700
50s 652
60s 330
70+ 71
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 58
20-29 years 129
30-39 years 218
40-49 years 209
50-59 years 113
60-69 years 18
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 315
Female 1,984

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,413
Not Diagnosed 64

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