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My vitamin d level is high, 169, and I think as a result of a long ago diagnosis of what I thought was an irrelevant disease, sarcoidosis, as my supplementation hasn't been that high – taking extra to help deal with "low bone mass" as well as K2 etc. Is there any info out there for people in my situation as I don't really want to discontinue the supplements indefinitely although I want my level of D to come down asap. (No sun for me this summer, eh?)

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Asked by  jmkryszek52534500 on June 7, 2016

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  • jmkryszek52534500
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Just need to double check is the 169 measured as ng/ml or nmol/l and was it a 25OHD test? If you do not know what country do you live in?

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  • jmkryszek52534500
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    Canada. i was told above 200 would be concerning. Doctor just told me to drop one of my 2 1000 IU calcium capsules, but I thought I’d discontinue completely for a couple of weeks. I calculated with all my supplements and diet I’d been getting somewhere between 3500-4000 daily for about a year, and of course no sun since last September! Thanks.

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  • IAW
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    JM I am not a doctor or scientist so keep that in mind. You asked “Is there any info out there for people in my situation.” You might have to get a little more specific in that regards.
    We have covered this subject in http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/further-topics/vitamin-d-hypersensitivity/.It was also covered in this blog at https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/randomized-controlled-trial-vitamin-d-supplements-carry-only-slight-risk-in-sarcoidosis/, but I believe it is “locked” and for members only. The original, though can be read at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24157819.
    It is my understanding if supplementing with Vitamin D (or sunshine) does NOT cause hypercalcemia, then it is OK to take the Vitamin D.
    Now I do not know what tests your doctor does but I think besides 25OHD levels they may also need to check 1,25-Dihydroxy vitamin D levels. It is my understanding that either level can go “high”.
    So if this was a 25OHD and NOT a 1,25 test your level is 169 measured as nmol/l and that equals 67ng/ml here in the USA. The upper end of the range here in the US for 25OHD is 100ng/ml that would equal 250nmol/l. (We encourage at least a level of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l) under normal circumstances.)
    Now if you did not have sarcoidosis, I would say you have a good level and if you did not have any health issues other than sarcoidosis, than keep on doing what you are. So your level is not extreme under “normal” circumstances.
    You may also like to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/the-many-nutrients-for-bone-health/ and make sure you have everything covered.
    If you have more questions, let me know.

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  • jmkryszek52534500
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    Thank you.

    Answered by  jmkryszek52534500 on