Vitamin D3

Viswa, USA -

Posted 2016-05-08

I was suffering from this pain for nearly 6 months starting from May 2015. I went to my primary care physician and got it checked. X-ray was taken but it revealed nothing. She said all pain was in my head because everything looked fine in x-ray and prescribed me Naproxene which is an Anti-Inflammatory drug. This didn't help me.

I started to search answers from internet. That's when I came across and read many stories of personal experience. Neena's post in particular helped me a lot. She asked to get vitamin D checked.

I was from India which has tropical climate but currently residing in U.S. So, realized I am not getting exposed to sunlight in U.S. I went to my PCP and asked her to check my vitamin D level. She agreed and did the test. Results came and it was very low. Normal level should be between 60-80 ng/ml but mine was <8. This low level could even cause osteoporosis. My doctor prescribed 50000 IU of vitamin D3 tablets once every week for 3 months.

I started to feel much better after 2 months of using vitamin D3. Now, I feel 98% better. Also, I bought wedge shaped cushion from amazon and this helped me to sit for long period of time when I was in pain. I am using it now as well to relieve any pressure from coccyx. Make your diet rich in calcium with addition of milk, egg and orange.

My advice is if your doctor is not ready to get your suggestion and do the treatment please try to find a doctor who has experience in this field. In my case, I was lucky as she obliged to do the test. I know this pain is a worst nightmare. Don't panic and keep your mind stress free.

Thanks to Neena for sharing her story and Jon for creating this forum and helping lot of people.

Note from Jon Miles:

I emailed a year after this story was posted, to ask for an update, as the long-term outcome of treatment is of great interest. In this case I did not get a reply.

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