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
161
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (160) depressed mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
41
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (41) fatigue (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
35
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
pain (24) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
pain (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
depressed mood (20) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
pain (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
depressed mood (15) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
anxious mood (16) pain (2)
1 more

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 (71 evaluations)
Side effects
hypercalcemia (elevated calcium)
Total evaluations
75
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (160) depressed mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pliva Vitamin D)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitamin D deficiency (23 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability tingling
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
vitamin D deficiency (41) 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 (19 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness fatigue 27 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
pain (24) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea drowsiness 7 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
pain (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (19 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 15 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
depressed mood (20) anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
depressed mood (15) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tiredness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety attacks decreased respiration 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (16) pain (2)
1 more
  • 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 127
30s 409
40s 706
50s 738
60s 408
70+ 100
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 61
20-29 years 133
30-39 years 223
40-49 years 215
50-59 years 114
60-69 years 21
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 346
Female 2145

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1464
Not Diagnosed 65

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