In a nutritional survey involving nearly 9 million people, low blood levels of vitamin D were linked with an increased risk of nerve pain in people with diabetes. This finding may also be important in FMS — where over 1/3 of patients develop secondary nerve pain from chronic muscle pain.
"Association between vitamin D and diabetic neuropathy in a nationally representative sample: results from 2001-2004 NHANES," Soderstrom LH, et al, Diabetes Medicine. 2012 Jan;29(1):50-5. (Free registration required.)
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.