Weekend Wellness by Dr. James Yang / Vitamin D for Fibromyalgia & Pain

Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 10.27.58 AMVitamin D has been associated with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain in multiple studies and case reports, but few doctors treat patients with Vitamin D due to the lack of quality studies showing that Vitamin D is effective.  The first randomized controlled trial of Vitamin D for fibromyalgia was just recently published.  Researchers took patients with fibromyalgia who had levels of Vitamin D less than 32ng/ml and randomized them to either Vitamin D or a placebo.  After 24 weeks, the Vitamin D group had a marked reduction in pain, improved physical function, and a decrease in fatigue.

If you have fibromyalgia or widespread pain consider talking to your doctor about checking your Vitamin D levels.