I JUST STARTED SOME ANTIDEPRESSANTS & NOW MY DOCTOR WANTS TO TAKE ME OFF MY PAIN MEDS WHICH MAY BE A GOOD THING BUT NOW i AM SCARED & CONCERNED WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IF I GET A FLARE UP & CAN'T GET UP TO GET READY FOR WORK. ANY IDEAS ?
You MUST get your Vitamin D Levels checked NOW! I suspect that you are VERY vitamin D deficient. Ask for a Vitami D 25 OH D Level- INSIST upon getting one if you have to. Even VERY mild Vitamin D Deficiency can cause Pain like you are having.
Then have your doctor Tell you the number and the units that your level is in. The report will tell you that the low 'normal' level of Vitamin D is 30 ng/ml, but researchers think that this is way too low and state that anyone with chronic problems or pain should have their level between 50 to 80 ng/ml!
This may take A LOT of Vitamin D, so you also need to insist upon AGGRESSIVE treatment and follow up Vitamin D Levels to check if treatment is working. Sometimes this may take 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D per day or even more!
Also, read the book "Healing Back Pain" by Dr. John Sarno. He has an entirely different remedy for back and neck pain that is VERY effective.
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