In case you have problems with fibromyalgia or you know someone who has problems of this kind, you should know that the pain could be decreased by taking vitamin D supplements. However, this method works only in case the person in question has a deficit of the vitamin.
The truth is that there is no cure for the condition. Many patients suffer from fatigue, pain, and other symptoms. The sad truth is that at the moment the cause of the problem is not known. There has been a study conducted that was meant to study whether there is a connection between the vitamin D levels and the pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Randomized Controlled Trial
The study has been conducted with the help of 30 women who were affected by fibromyalgia and who also had chronic pain. Some of these women were asked to take vitamin D supplements for 25 weeks and then they were monitored for another 24 weeks.
According to the results of the study, the women who were taking the supplements accused of less pain and decreased morning fatigue compared to the women who didn’t get the supplement. Until now the symptoms have been treated using expensive medication. However, vitamin D may be considered a cost-effective alternative or a complementary treatment method.
Monitoring the Vitamin Levels
It may be important for the health care provides to monitor the vitamin D levels of their patients. This becomes even more important during the winter when there is less sunshine (it is a known fact that vitamin D is also called “sunshine vitamin”) and the supplements should be adjusted accordingly.
Cause and Effect
Although apparently there is a connection between fibromyalgia and vitamin D, the truth is that the study did not manage to find a cause and effect relationship between the two. Still, all women with fibromyalgia should have their vitamin D levels measured and if it is needed, they should start taking supplements.
It Takes Time
We have to take into consideration that the participants were all handled by a doctor and it took quite some time for the first effects to show. This is just normal because vitamin D is stored in the fat cells and it is a fat soluble vitamin.
As we can see, it’s not only children who should have a lot of vitamin D, but adults as well, especially women.