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I was diagnosed with a severe deficiency in D and B12 after months of feeling bad--nausea, vomiting, persistent headaches, severe fatigue, mood swings, pain and weakness in muscles and joints, and canker sores (up to 4 outbreaks a month, sometimes with multiple sores per outbreak). All tests (including celiac) came back negative, and the only cause diagnosed was vitamin deficiency. I now go for weekly B12 shots and take D and B12 supplements, and most of the symptoms have receded. I am still experiencing joint pain, particularly in my ankles, and my mood swings are actually worse than before. I also experience a mild nausea every so often, much like a slight motion sickness. I'm wondering if this is a result of the treatment plan I am on, and I plan to ask my doctor when I see him on Monday. I'll report back with results in case anyone is having similar issues.

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Re: Vitamin D supplements — It is inexpensive, safe and effective.

Re: Vitamin D supplements — NOW Foods offers a cheap olive-oil based capsule, at 1000 and 5000 IU concentrations. Also, since it's an oil based supplement, it's always good to keep it in the refrigerator to slow oxidation.

Re: Vitamin D supplements — Vitamin D supplements are pretty cheap at Whole Foods. I take 2,500 IU per day when I'm not in the sun and I fully believe it's the number one reason I haven't gotten the flu since starting it.