Thank you for your reply.
has never had any problems with her back.
She did have a blood test a month or so ago, to just check everything - and all way fine expect her vitamin D levels. The doctor said she is deficient in vitamin D - they persrcibed her vitamin D tablets but she has not taken them as yet. The doctor never mentioned that it could result it anything like this though.
With this information, what should she now do? If it wouldn't be an emergency, and just be a result of the severe vitamin d deficiency.
Also in the past she has had some knee pain which the doctor said was mild arthritis, but she is on no medication for it and does not get pain in knees often or badly.
Okay, thank you for your help.
So I don't need to treat this as an emergency?
Yes - I will get her to take the vitamin D, and help her with that cream and ibuprofen tablets.
As her doctor would not be avaliable to talk to till monday morning - would this be okay? Should I be worried?
If the vitamin D did cause this, would this pain go when getting her level of vitamin D normal?Thank so much.
My mum has fallen to sleep, she took 2 paracetamols and put on some muscle warming cream which seemed to relieve a bit of pain. It is 1am in London.
I know there is no way to be absolutely certain - but if it wa something more serious to go to the ER such as the spine/back problem you mentioned earlier - would the pain not be more severe or constant? Rather than just with movement?
I'm asking because I thought if it would be something such a disk/s problem the pain would more severe, that should couldn't go to sleep with.
I am just considering whether to wake her up to take her to hospital or not. I feel it is more than likely the vitamin D defciency - and would that be serious to go to hospital? or could she wait and go to the doctor till monday?
Also I don't think she ever picked up the prescription for the vitamin D tablets, but I have my own Vitamin D tablets.
It is advised on the container to take 1 tablet a day, the quantity of each tablet is: 25ug.
Should she take 1 of these tablets, or more??
and lastly should I wake her up to take it now, or can it wait till morning - how urgent is it?