I'm at my wit's end and hoping someone can help me.
There is so much conflicting info online and in books, I'm just about ready to give up searching, but thought I'd turn to you wise folks here for advice.
Here's my problem:
Over the past 10-12 years or so, it seems like almost every time I've take vitamin d, usually with some sort of calcium and or cal/mag supplement, I will develop what seem to be either bone spurs, or calcium deposits in my neck -- I get this "crunchy", "crackling" and/or snapping sounds when I turn my head from side to side. My teeth also seem to loosen, or at least shift around a little -- at least my bite shifts.
I'm interested in vitamin d mainly for it's overall benefits. I've had CFS for 12 1/2 years now and have been disabled for the last 6, and have become increasingly worse this past year (although I had some better days this summer when I got out for 15 minutes in the mid-day sun.
But overall, I've become so weak, so disabled that I can only leave my house 3 times a week, and use the 'energy' on those days to walk to the grocery store and back. Trust me, 3 blocks each way seems like 3 miles.
I've read studies where vitamin D deficiency is linked to not only bone issues, but also muscle weakness and immune deficiency...
...but almost every time I take it (at least with calcium/magnesium, even k2), I seem to keep developing these 'spur/deposit' problems. Happened again just in the last 2 weeks. I was told to take 4,000iu of 'd', 3x a week, plus 600mgs calcium/w 800iu's 'd' every day, 2x day, plus 1 mag glycinate with that, and also 1 5mg of vitamin K2. After about 10 days I had to stop...my neck was just snapping and 'crunching' like crazy. I've been eating yogurt for the last few days, the crunching sound has lessened...
Sorry, I'm rambling. :)
I guess my question(s) are:
Does vitamin D pull calcium from the bones (and jaw) causing spurs, loosening of teeth, etc.?
It it's not the vitamin D, could it be the calcium supplements that are causing these 'spurs'?
Is it safe to take vitamin d without the calcium supplements? (Dr. James Dowd M.D. has suggested it is, as long as vitamin D levels are above 35, but again, I've read that others (Krispin Sullivan) say it should NEVER be taken w/out the minerals. I've emailed Dr. Cannell many times, with no answer, and I haven't seen it addressed on his site.)
Finally, if you've had this problem, how were you able to correct it?
MANY THANKS in advance,
p.s. I haven't had my 'd' checked since last January, when it was 32-something, but will have it checked on Thursday. Parathyroid issues have always checked out okay.)