In Which Jenn Takes Her Vitamin, Singular

Not to suggest that you should believe everything (anything?) you read in your Facebook feed, but I was intrigued by a note posted by a former boss of mine last week about vitamin D. She claimed that she had been diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency, and because D is tied to thyroid function, it was messing with her weight. Once she started taking vitamin D supplements, she dropped twenty pounds. No other effort needed.


Point 1: My family, both maternal and paternal, has a history of its female line suffering from hypothyroidism, which of course does a number on the metabolism. I haven’t been diagnosed with this issue as yet, BUT I understand that doctors can differ widely in what data cutoffs they use to diagnose the malady.

Point 2: I have a personal history of freaking out about my weight, obsessing over my weight, and essentially letting my weight dominate my life. I’ve come a long way from my lowest point, but I still wonder – if there’s nothing really wrong with me, should I be looking for solutions to problems that don’t exist? I mean, sure, I could drop some weight, but I don’t NEED to.

Anyway. I bought a bottle of vitamin D supplements. I figure it can’t hurt, right? But I thought I’d open it up to the forum: do you have a vitamin regimen, and if so, do you find it makes a noticeable difference in how you feel? Have you had any negative vitamin or similar supplement experiences? How do you know when to leave well enough alone?

Insert “Go Ask Alice” lyric here.

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