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Hi, I am try to concieve for last 2 year. I have ectopic pregnancy on January 2015 and hence right tube was removed. Then went through all fertility check ups and all tests are normal then went through one unsuccessful IUI. T last doctor order me for Vitamin D and it is found that 18 ng/ml and doctor suggested to 50,000 iu per week. I already taken 3 doses but found that I did not ovulate in this month. My BBT statys between 97.2 to 97.7 and also OPK shows -ve. Docor says i need to continue for 12 weeks but I am worried that my period gets delayed. Please suggest what are the ways I can maintain the vitamin D level. Is it anything i need to worry if my period get delayed becoz of vitamin D medication.

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Asked by  bunnu on July 27, 2016

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  • bunnu
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    A Vitamin D deficiency can absolutely cause infertility and health problems during pregnancy. So you absolutely need to correct this deficiency because it will probably help you get pregnant.
    I suppose it could cause a temporary issue like no ovulation but I am sure that will go back to normal. If you are delayed, I think it will just be for one cycle.
    Vitamin D has a profound effect on your entire body. When the 12 weeks is up you need to take 5000iu of Vitamin D3 EVERY DAY, forever, or else you will become deficient again. Should you get pregnant, you should take between 6000 and 10,000iu a day to have a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. If you do not supplement enough there will be NO Vitamin D in your breast milk for the baby and the chance for Autism will increase.
    So keep taking the Vitamin D, it should help you get pregnant. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/?s=IVF&submit=Submit

    Answered by  IAW on

    • IAW
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       IAW on

      I also forgot to say that Vitamin D deficiency also affects fertility in men. So make sure your partner has a Vitamin D level of a minimum 50ng/ml.

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  • bunnu
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     bunnu on

    Thanks for your reply. Today is my 34th day of period but still no sign of ovulation and my BBT stays low as 97.2. My OBG doc do not helping in this matter and says vitamin d is nothing to do with fertility and she scares me with PCOS symptoms. I never experience this type of situation and only change is the vitamin d medication 50000 iu per week. Please help me in this matter with your experience because i am not getting any help from my doctors.
    Thanks in advance!!!

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  • IAW
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     IAW on

    Is the Vitamin D you are taking D3 OR D2? If it is D2 you should not take it. (It may make things worse.) You should only take D3. I do not know where you live, here in the USA Vitamin D3 can be purchased over-the-counter. It would also be better if you could take the D3 daily instead of once a week. That would mean you should take 7000-8000iu a day of D3.
    Vitamin D has everything to do with fertility and lack of Vitamin D can cause PCOS. I found this at http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/success-with-vitamin-d-overcame-pcos-naturally.html which is a “success” story.
    Just the other day this was posted on this website http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/higher-vitamin-d-status-linked-to-increased-success-rate-of-in-vitro-fertilization/. If you read it, it says “Vitamin D status was positively associated with both pregnancy (p = 0.001) and endometrial thickness (p < 0.01).” So it affects many aspects of the fertility in a human being. You can type “fertility” or “invitro” into this website search and see all of the studies/articles.
    Do you have any idea what your Vitamin D level measurement was before starting treatment???

    Answered by  IAW on