Hi, I just received my son’s test results. After 2 months of 5,000iu his level is 45.6 ng/ml.
Can you suggest me how much to increase his D3 dose to arrive to the 80-100 ng/ml during this summer?
He is 9 years old and weighs 51 lbs.
Originally Dr. Cannell said 300iu per kg and that would be 7000iu a day. So I would try that. Will he be getting a lot of sun exposure? I think even if he takes the 7000iu and gets sun, it will be OK.
If you notice any symptoms start that he never had before, then by all means come back and tell us but I am not anticipating any problems.
Thank you, IAW.
Dr. Cannell says too to increase 1,000iu per 10 ng/ml desired, so that will be increase 4,000iu and bring it to 9,000iu.
I was thinking giving him 10,000iu per day for 2 months (he will have his pediatrician ordered blood exam then) to speed up the process. What do you think?
Well I am not a doctor. Have you seen any improvement since starting?
If you do the 10,000iu and he starts having any adverse reactions or new symptoms, then stop or change the Vitamin D back to the amount you were giving and come back here and tell me.
If he takes too much then it could cause hypercalcemia. Those symptoms include feeling sick or being sick, poor appetite or loss of appetite, feeling very thirsty, passing urine often, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle weakness or pain, feeling confused, feeling tired and bone pain. If this happened you would have to cease the Vitamin D and wait until he is better. There is no permanent damage, things would return to normal.