Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finally I can get some relief...

You may have read my lament a few weeks ago about all of the things going wrong in my life. One of which was a yucky, itchy eczema type rash all over my torso and down my legs. I saw a naturopathic doctor today. She is amazing! She knew exactly (once the labs come back she will know for sure) what's going on with me. I am having an autoimmune reaction to a severe vitamin D deficiency. (One of the joys of living in the NW is we don't get much sun and Vitamin D deficiency is common) She put me on probiotics and a heckofa lot of vit D. She also called in a cream to a compounding pharmacy that should heal the skin from the outside. Hopefully in a few days the nasty rash will be on it's way out the door, never to return again.


  1. That's great news Heidi! Interesting about the Vitamin D thing. I've never thought about it causing eczema stuff.

  2. Gotta love those auto-imune issues! Glad to hear you're on the mend. Hope the cream and Vit D do the trick!

  3. Yikes! Glad she figured it out. Now - FEEL BETTER!!

  4. I hope the plan works like a charm and it clears up stat!

    It sounds alot like the rash associated with Celiac Disease (DH - http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/A_Patients/A03-WhatAre.htm)...DH can also be associated with Vit D deficiency.

    Not to add anxiety....just a thought for the back of your mind in case the doc needs another avenue to explore.