A small study found significantly lower than normal levels of Vitamin D among patients with headache disorders and other chronic pain conditions. This information reinforces the information presented at the 2008 meeting. Researchers believe these findings should be studied in a double-blind trial to verify the results and develop treatment approaches.
Vitamin D deficiency is most common among people with dark skin, elderly people and those who avoid the sun. Foods that are good sources of Vitamin D include salmon, tuna, mackerel and cod liver oil. Sun exposure is also an important source of Vitamin D. Finally, you can take a Vitamin D supplement, which your doctor can prescribe for you. As always, discuss these options with your doctor before you make any changes on your own.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.