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or could it be something else ?

When I lived in the LA county part of Los Angeles around the Burbank/North Hollywood area .

I was never ever sick down there except for the one time it had just been 5 months after I lived there but not as bad as I would get it in montana .

So that was the only sickness I had down there . Nothing else and my ex had many sickness but I never got it from him.

I also ended up pregant down there 3 times with only 1 earth child and each time I found out I was pregnant during the winter time . Never sick during my pregnancy just 2 losses and 1 pretty healthy one.

I was raised and born in Montana. I had many sickness in Montana as a kid to an adult but as soon as I moved away from montana to california I was healthy and a feel good person but wasn't in a feel good mood when I had got ppd the severe kind after my son was born.

In montana I'm always sick during their winter season Nov.-Mar/april .

But in Montana summers I'm never sick so could it actually be Vit D issues ?

I do have thyroid issues that lower my body temperature in the 96-97 only get higher in the mid cycles .

In montana I have both colds hands and cold feet but in california I had slight cold feet but warm hands.

So I was wondering what reasons of me in california had me not sick vs the ones that have me sick in montana ?

Could it be my body temperature making me more susceptible to sickness in winter or could it be the lack of sun, or what about my circulation . If I have trouble asorbing B vitamins is it possible I have trouble absorbing other vitamins including my thyroid medicine ?
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Could it be my body temperature making me more susceptible to sickness in winter or could it be the lack of sun, or what about my circulation . If I have trouble asorbing B vitamins is it possible I have trouble absorbing other vitamins including my thyroid medicine ?
I think so.
It's quite common for thyroid patients to have absorption problems. And there seems to be a link between vit d deficiency and thyroid disorders:


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Vitamin D is necessary for thyroid hormone production in the pituitary gland, and possibly in the early stages of T-3 (thyronine) binding to its receptor.Too little circulating vitamin D may hinder the body's ability to produce and regular thyroid hormones.
Vitamin D & Thyroid Function

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So if I have trouble absorbing vitamin d so how could I be able to get enough vit d that will absorb properly ?
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So if I have trouble absorbing vitamin d so how could I be able to get enough vit d that will absorb properly ?
I'm sure you would need to supplement (and probably vit A too as I've read that the one affects the absorption of the other), but as to how much I'm not sure. I think the best plan would be to talk to your HCP about getting tested and if in fact you are low then see what they say about supplementation. Once you've been tested you can be retested to see at what point (how much supp vit D per day) your levels come up to normal.

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