Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your uncooperative doctors. You can check the website on Vitamin D and it will tell you ALL the things a Vitamin D deficiency is believed to be linked to. It also explains WHY. People have become SO Afraid of skin cancer that they now do everything to avoid the sun. Products contain sunscreen, glass is coated with UV blocking technology - even in our cars. And the BEST way to get vitamin D is from the SUN. The supplements are GREAT but they still aren't AS GOOD as 20 minutes a day in the sunlight. The body produces two types of Vitamin D - 2 and 3. It's D3 that you NEED. If you drink 'artificial' milks, CHECK THE LABELS because not all of them have D3 - some of them actually have D2. As for your physicians, If they refuse to do what you want or if you feel that you are not receiving the care you deserve you have options. You can "Fire" your doctor and get a new one AND/OR you can FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST THEM With Your State's Licensing Board. READ THAT AGAIN!! There IS Such a thing as "Poor Bedside Manner". It is a legitimate complaint. The reality is that you will probably receive a letter in return stating that the State investigated it and found that the physician didn't do anything wrong - BUT, it will be in a PERMANENT FILE and the State WILL know about it. IF EVERYONE were aware that improper behavior of physicians could be reported, we'd have better doctors. Your ONE complaint may yield NOTHING - but if the Board receives 10 identical complaints from 10 individuals, they'll realize that they have a problem with this physician that needs to be addressed and they WILL Address it! And I know - Because that used to be MY JOB before I could no longer work. I'm now a full time student, majoring in Criminal Justice, and hoping that by the time I graduate, I can get a handle on my Fibro and pain and be able to go back into Investigations and Enforcements. NO ONE should have to put up with a Physician who treats them like crap. Find one who gives a damn about you. You'll be amazed how many are out there. Good Luck to you. AlixView Thread
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