Pain crawls slowly over us as a wet blanket covered in fine grains of sand or slams us instantly into a knurled lump of screaming anxiety. Looking for relief leads us down paths that would not be otherwise chosen. Stumbling in excruciating pain leads to emotional anchors and then into a sad lightless black darkness. And through this you decide whether you whether to chose misery or embrace an outlook of hope. Love, joy, and peace seem to have left the station for other destinations, but always remember this is your goal.
I am no stranger to pain having suffered chronic pain for three decades. And then, vitamin D! It seems odd, something as simple as the sun gives us so much relief. I was caught up in a world of misinformation after having a heat stroke from exposure to the sun when I was three. The heat stroke almost killed me. The remedy of staying out of the sun would have killed if not for having walked through the door of societal dilemmas. Art called science being driving down the road of motivated institutional immorality left me in a sad darkness.
Vitamin D is hugely significant in helping to deal with all kinds of pain, in particular chronic pain. When you add to that the remedy of sulfur and magnesium, pain runs from your body like a scalded hound that was caught in the chicken house. Long have mud baths, mineral spring water, garlic, onions, and Epson salt soaks all have in common sulfur and magnesium and analgesic properties. The vitamin D controls the action of these minerals throughout the body. From the start of taking vitamin D, I was off of pain meds in about ten months. That is serious meds as in the form of 400 mg of tramadol(Ultram) along with 1600 mg of gabapentin(Neurontin). And now, seven years later with no meds there is only love, peace, and joy.
I like what Henry Lahore, Vitamindwiki, has to say about his understanding of vitamin D.
Note about pain and vitamin D from Henry Lahore
I emailed the following to a friend on our shared 66th birthday, March 2012
Ah, I am 66 years old now but feel like I am in my early 50’s (taking 12,000 IU vitamin D daily in the winter) Lots of vitamin D in the past 2 years
- All aches and pains are gone.
- My psoriasis on my knee is gone
- My feet no longer develop cracked the skin
- Essential tremor in my hands is gone
- My neck is no longer sore
- My back is no longer sore
- My brain is back (able to think and remember much better)
- The Raynaud’s pain in my fingers is gone
- It is a great decade As (not just my day)
- My wife feels 10 years younger too (she is taking 10,000 IU daily)
Take some time and go to Vitamindwiki’s page on pain. You will find way too much information there to consume. I would suggest Vitamin D for chronic pain -2008.pdf about half way down the page: “Vitamin D – A Neglected ‘Analgesic’ for Musculoskeletal Pain”, Hollis, et.al.
You may not be able to do anything about your pain, but you do get to decide if you want misery as well. – Pandemic Survivor