Someone asked me that today - so does Lyme cause it or is it just concurrent with the illness, if anyone knows?
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Surprisingly, most people in America are vitamin D deficient. In the Lyme patient, low vitamin D levels can cause diffuse body aches and cramps that are not responsive to magnesium or calcium supplements. Some also believe that vitamin D is essential for normal immune and hormone function. I strongly urge you to have a fasting blood level drawn. It is recommended that the blood levels be in the upper half or the normal range. If it is not, then 2000 to 4000 units daily are needed for several weeks to make up for the deficit, and then a lower maintenance dose may be necessary, based on results from repeated blood level monitoring. If vitamin D is needed, improvements take 2 to 3 weeks to note, but are well worth the wait." (page 30 of Burrascano)
since vitamin D is a hormone, no such thing as deficiency...it is disregulation and marshallprotocol.com describes why it happens
It is like saying i am deficient in testosterone, but there is a reason why testosterone is low... something makes low testosterone to appear, but doctors supplement it to level it and do not address the cause of low testosterone