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We were diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency and given the appropriate tablets. The doctor said we did not need any further vitamin D check as it was assumed that the medication would correct the issue. Unfortunately, we are still having similar symptoms but we have been refused another test. Is this normal procedure? Thanks in anticipation.

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Asked by  atadams200764176300 on July 16, 2016

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  • atadams200764176300
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Well you did not ask a very easy question. What should happen is if you are diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency, the doctor should treat with an appropriate amount and type of Vitamin D. The doctor really should, once you are treated, check your levels again to make sure you did absorb the Vitamin D and now have an acceptable level. Once you have an “acceptable” level you ALWAYS need to take a maintenance dosage everyday or else you will just become deficient again. The human body constantly needs Vitamin D replaced.
    The Vitamin D Council does sell test kits, if you would like to test yourself. If not, the following is what I would recommend you do.
    We here at the Vitamin D Council recommend that adults weighing around 150lbs take 5000 iu of Vitamin D3 a day. Taking this amount will usually raise most people’s levels to a “healthy” level of around 50ng/ml. If you weigh a lot more than this you may have to take more to reach this healthy level. Sometimes people have to take more than this if they continue to have symptoms.
    Since the doctor refuses to help, I would take the 5000iu a day for 8 weeks and if you do not feel better, than come back and tell me and I will try and help!

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    • IAW
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      P.S. Humans should take D3 and NOT D2. Vitamin D3 is better for humans and in the USA can be found in drugstores and major retailers.

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  • hlahore@gmail.com
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    Many countries during the past few years have decided to lower their medical costs by restricting vitamin D tests. In the US, for example, Medicare pays for only a single vitamin D test in your life unless you already have one of a few specific diseases.. http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=5136

    105 articles on Vitamin D tests are at
    http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-browse_categories.php?parentId=24&deep=off&type=

    Answered by  hlahore@gmail.com on