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Any Low On Vit D?


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#1 color_me_confused

 
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

My vitamin D levels are very low again, in the single digits. I am on the 50,000 IU weekly treatment regimen. Does anyone else have trouble keeping their Vit D in the normal range?
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#2 beachbirdie

 
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

My vitamin D levels are very low again, in the single digits. I am on the 50,000 IU weekly treatment regimen. Does anyone else have trouble keeping their Vit D in the normal range?


I'm not as low as you, but I was down in the teens. I was put on 5,000 units, and after 6 weeks my level of D had DROPPED. I was on 10,000 for 3 months, and got my level up to the low normal range and was backed down to 5,000 units.

I'm hoping now that I'm eating a gluten-free diet I will do better, but I've been struggling with it for a year.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

My level is 9. I take 5000 IU a day. :)
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:50 AM

1) The 50,000 IU listed in the OP is probably D2. D3 is going to be much better.
2) Try to get your vitamin D in the way nature intended: from the sun, this also bypasses the gut.
3) 15-20 minutes a day with ~ 20% of your skin exposed, you DO NOT want a tan! That actually lessens the
Vitamin D formed.

good luck!
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

I was 17 and I take 7000 a day. After a year, I reached 24. Another year and I just barely hit normal now at 30.6
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

I was at 14, the bottom of the range for my test was 12. I was instructed to take D3 at 10,000 per day for 2-3 weeks (so 70,000IU per week)...then after that back down to 5,000 per day (35,000 per week). After doing that for 3 months I got up to 55!

Then I backed down to between 5k-2k per day for maintenance. And within 6 months I was back down to 32. =( So I had to up my dose again. During the summer I usually feel pretty good.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

My mom's doctor (regular family doctor) told me that he has never tested anyone that came back in the normal range for Vit. D. All his patients show low. He wonders if the testing is even correct. Of course, that might just be his office/lab.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

My mom's doctor (regular family doctor) told me that he has never tested anyone that came back in the normal range for Vit. D. All his patients show low. He wonders if the testing is even correct. Of course, that might just be his office/lab.

too much sunscreen use, fear of the sun.
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