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Vitamin D and vitamin B Complex

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by AnnM99, Jan 29, 2022.

  1. AnnM99

    AnnM99 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Do any of you take the above? I've been told my Vit D levels are below par. I've bought a Boots vit D 75 microgram and the B complex. Been fighting an eye infection since 8th Dec and now positive for covid. Sleep a big issue .... Save aging 4 hrs a night. Can get to sleep but can't stay asleep. Been reading up and it seems low vit D can disturb sleep. Can anyone share their stories please. I'm hoping these vitamins will help. Taking metformin SR too .... Reduced to 1000mg 12 weeks ago after a result of 42 from 86.
    Thank you for reading this.
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Hug for the sleep issue. I take vit D but I've always - 6.5 yrs- found LC not good for my sleep so I may not be helpful.
     
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  3. melchizidek

    melchizidek Prediabetes · Newbie

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    I take Vit D (4000iU daily) which keeps my levels in the normal range, however, for me supplementation with B vitamins is a problem. Vitamins B12, B6 and folate will all give me insomnia after about a week.....I'll be awake literally all night. I "discovered" this twice by accident when taking multi vits, and since then have rediscovered twice more when nutritionists couldn't believe it was so, and got me to try again. Even the fortified plant-based yogurts will give me insomnia if I over-indulge in them. Keto will make me insomniac too, so my carbs have to steer a careful course between triggering high BS and insomnia.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Hug for that @melchizidek. To clarify, I don't have insomnia, drop off to sleep no problem just often wake up insanely early.
     
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    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am prescribed vitamin D 1000 but only recently; I take it and hope it will make a difference; yes, I do have insomnia post-divalproex, but I take so many other drugs, that dose, type, and interaction are now beyond my expertise.
     
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    Smeggers Type 2 · Member

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    My partner takes vit D 400 iu daily, she doesn't sleep well. She'll go off easy enough but then she wakes up and it takes forever for her to go off again. I've never found the need for them myself, I tend to get plenty of vit D by working outside
     
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    DEBBIESCOTT MODY · Well-Known Member

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    I take vitamin d3, omega 3 & zinc, been told to take them after breakfast & not at night as can cause insomnia
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vit D to help with my SAD, Evening Primrose for "Girlie" stuff, Omega 3 and Vit C which helps with my hayfever, all taken with my AM handful of meds. Stopped taking Vit B complex a while ago as my levels were to high on the blood tests
     
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