It’s not all in my head after all.
So I had my follow-up doctors visit on Tuesday, and I finally know what’s wrong with me.
I was beginning to believe it was all in my head, especially because some days were not so bad. Other times, though, I’m just dragging my bones through the day. And I am also having periods when I can’t concentrate, when my mind wanders or just goes blank. Not like I forget something blank, but not focused, devoid of thought. That part is really weird for me, to just be a blank slate – I mean, I never stop thinking. Until now, that is.
Anyway, it’s a vitamin d deficiency. My doctor said that a level of 20 is considered too low. Normal is 30 – 50. My level is 7. Low vitamin d will effect your concentration and cause cramping and muscle fatigue. So now I know why I haven’t felt well for so long, why I’ve been so fatigued and my energy has been so low.
I had an issue a year and a half ago with iron levels and tiny blood cells. Right now my iron is just a little low, but the blood cells are still small. So I guess I’ve been borderline anemic all that time. I should have kept checking, but I just figured everything would go back to normal when the original issue was fixed.
Now I’m on prescription strength vitamin d (I didn’t even know it came in prescription strength), and I’m back on the over-the-counter iron and b vitamins that I never used up from last time. My doctor said it could take months before my levels increase enough to feel a difference, but at least I have an answer and something to look forward to.
Cause I was really getting tired of writing Week In Review days that said how tired I was feeling.