Monday, September 2, 2013

Aches & Pains Are Normal, Right?

By Lil Duncan 

          We’re getting at that age when a few aches and pains are to be expected, right? I suppose that’s true, but when the aches and pains interfere with your enjoyment of life, then it’s time to do something about it.
Even though aches and pains are considered a normal part of aging, they can also be indicative of something more serious. And that means they shouldn’t be ignored.
A few of the possibilities are:  arthritis; chronic fatigue; fibromyalgia; depression; or vitamin D deficiency to name a few. There are more serious illnesses as well, but why make you worry needlessly.
Wait! Did you say a vitamin D deficiency?
I did say that! Research is showing that vitamin D is very important to our overall health and that many people are deficient. Not a good thing. When my doctor told me I had a vitamin D deficiency this past winter, I shrugged. So what?  That couldn’t be that big of a deal.
But I soon found out how wrong I was. 
 I sort of took the vitamin D supplements the doctor prescribed—when I’d think about it.
And then the pain came—a lot of pain. So much so that even walking or standing up became a chore.  I complained to my doctor and she did some tests—still is. But as I took my vitamin D supplement one morning (when I finally remembered) I wondered what the symptoms were for vitamin D deficiency.
Here’s some of the symptoms:  Bone pain; Muscle pain and weakness: Reduced energy,;symptoms of depression; sleep irregularities; and Immune function disruption;

Do any of those symptoms sound familiar? If so, you might want to schedule a visit with your doctor.

Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem. Lillian is a multi-published author. Her most recent releases include, The Christmas Stalking, Deception, and Pursued. Her next release, Betrayed, will be released in 2013. She writes the types of books she likes to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance.She lives in a small town in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband, three parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She recently retired from her day job as a speech-language pathologist.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, you may visit her at or connect with her on a variety of social media sites. Her blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes can be viewed at . She also has a devotional blog at


Caroline said...

Thanks for the suggestions and advice, Lillian. You just never know what might hit next!

Gail Kittleson said...

Lillian, I appreciate this heads up. I also like that Christmas Stalking title of yours--how clever. Hope you get in the discussion of GGG's new name/tagline - we need something sharp like that title!


Gail Kittleson