Asked by de Vries on September 6, 2016
IAWParticipantIAW on September 6, 2016 at 6:55 am
So far when someone asks me where to buy overseas I usually point them to http://www.greenvits.eu/. If you have Amazon that may be another choice. You may even be able to buy directly from Bio Tech at https://www.biotechpharmacal.com/. Greenvits sells this brand. It is the one we recommend. (You may able to get higher amounts in England? Attitudes towards the deficiency are the same everywhere and this is why the Vitamin Council exists to spread the word.)
The trip to Thailand only put your levels “up” temporarily. So if you have been taking 5000iu for quite a few months than taking two, 3000iu tablets is not too much and may still not be enough. (It takes about two months of taking the same amount of Vitamin D a day to get any accurate reading.)
So I am not a doctor and do not know what to say about the leg pain. Since it is “only one sided”, then I would say it may not be a Vitamin D problem but stranger things have happened. Is this the “only symptom” you have?
Your son’s scoliosis is from Vitamin D deficiency, The number one symptom of low Vitamin D is fatigue. (So he is not lazy, just sick.) Please see http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/recent-study-finds-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-have-lower-vitamin-d-levels-than-healthy-adolescents/. Even though his weight is a little less than 150lbs, he will be fine at the 5000iu a day but he may also need more than that considering the scoliosis. If he has been taking 5000iu for at least two months, you could try testing again to see if he is at 50ng/ml (125nmol/l).
The 5000iu a day will get most people to a level of 50ng/ml. That is if they do not have any significant health issues or diseases. So for your son the 5000iu a day may be enough but to help the” scoliosis” he may need more.
The “official”safe upper limit to take is 10,000iu a day but some of us take a lot more than that.
Vitamin D should only make you feel better. If you start taking higher amounts and get “new” symptoms, it is most likely do to a mineral deficiency and NOT “overdosing” on Vitamin D. If you or your son gets any new symptoms, then you should come back and tell me.
The body constantly uses up Vitamin D and it needs to be replenished. AT levels below 40ng/ml and your risk for cancer increases dramatically.Answered by IAW on September 6, 2016 at 6:55 am
de VriesParticipantde Vries on September 7, 2016 at 5:11 am
Thank you for your answer and the links, I will look into that and also ask my relative in England to check on vitamin D in a drugstore over there. I think I will go back to the doctor for my legpain than and see what can be done about that. I was having other symptoms, but I only realized I had them after I was diagnosed and started reading about vitamin D deficiency. I think I had them almost all: muscle pain (in one leg), gingivitis, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma, migraine, no energy, arms and shoulders feeling heavy. Gingivitis, no energy, heavy arms and shoulders are gone now, muscle pain in the leg, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma and migraine are still there, but some of these I’ve had for over 40 years, so has probably nothing to do with vitamin D deficiency, I just hope that a good vitamin D level will make them less bad.
My son was diagnosed with scoliosis when he was 5 years old, it got worse when he started growing in puberty. I never took vitamin D when I was pregnant or gave him any extra, since I was never told about this, like all other parents. Other symptoms he was/is having is, severe allergy for blossoms and grass since the age of 9 (this year may/june worse than ever) gingivitis, fatigue and lack of energy.
I will give him the 6000 iu now and get us both tested in about 2 months, doctor will not have us tested because he thinks our levels are great, but I have found some tests you can order online.Answered by de Vries on September 7, 2016 at 5:11 am
IAWParticipantIAW on September 7, 2016 at 7:31 am
If you still have the following symptoms “chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma and migraine”, then you may not be taking enough. They all can be associated with low vitamin D. How much do you weigh? Even if you weigh around the 150lbs, your genetic make-up may need a higher level then 50ng/ml. (So you may want to take 8000iu a day and see if anything else resolves itself.) I have had several people say their “allergies” were gone after taking D. I had a person say all their symptoms were gone except for allergies.
You should also read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/.
It does not surprise me that things got worse for your son at puberty. It is when they are trying to grow and change a lot and without enough Vitamin D, a lot of problems start.Answered by IAW on September 7, 2016 at 7:31 am