Hello! My name is Lisa Boerum. I live in White Bear Township, MN.
For years, I had what was diagnosed as “Fibromyalgia”. First, I was diagnosed by my general practitioner, then I went to a Rheumatologist to have the diagnosis confirmed. I suffered from pain all over my body and other symptoms such as extreme fatigue, memory & concentration problems, digestive problems, and skin problems. In March of 2007, I found out it was a severe Vitamin D deficiency. My doctor put me on a high-dose (50,000 IU/two times a week) of Vitamin D until my blood level, measured by a 25(OH)D test, was at the optimal level of just over 50 ng/ml. At first, my blood levels were tested about every 3 months to determine how many IUs of Vitamin D I needed to maintain a blood level of 50 – 60 ng/ml. I now continue to take about 5000 IU of Vitamin D each day. My “Fibromyalgia” was a Vitamin D deficiency and I have been PAIN FREE since 2007!
Fibromyalgia Vitamin D deficiency GONE!
You can read “My Story” on the home page of this site “Years of Pain Cured”. I have started this website to tell my story with the hope of helping others that are suffering needlessly.
According to the College of Rheumatology, who first defined Fibromayalgia in 1990, Fibromyalgia is a common, chronic health problem that causes widespread pain (pain all over the body), tenderness (sensitivity to touch), and other symptoms. The pain and tenderness tend to come and go, and move about the body. Most often, people with this chronic (long-term) illness are fatigued (very tired) and have sleep problems.
Vitamin D is also known as the Sunshine Vitamin. We get Vitamin D from exposure to the sun (our skin makes it) or from Vitamin D supplements. Those of us that live in the northern part of the United States only get enough sun during the 3 months of summer because the atmosphere blocks the UVB rays during the cooler and winter months. It is important to expose our skin, midday, for a short time. Many of us are indoors midday, whether at work, home or elsewhere. Few foods contain Vitamin D and those that do contain small amounts. You can learn more about Vitamin D on this site. You can also learn a lot more about Vitamin D from:
- The Vitamin D Council
- Harvard School of Public Health – Vitamin D Deficiency: A Global Concern and New Vitamin D Research
- Dr. Mercola
If you would like to learn more about me, you can visit my profile site at https://LisaBoerum.com/
Cheers to a pain-free life!