I am 48 years old and 5 years ago I had an colorectal cancer. After two operations, several treatments of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and a precocious monopausa, today I am suffering a lot with esteoporose. I have a vitamin D deficiency, gave my exam: 30.2ng / mL.
My doctor prescribed me 3 drops (cholecalciferol; Vigantol; 0.5 mg / ml) and (+ Cholecalciferol Calcium Carbonate, Calcium D.
And told me to take one once a year (Aclasta) intravenously. I am very scared of this medicine, all my medical history.
I need to hear more opinions. Excuse my English. I am Portuguese. well there
Dear Isabel, Although you did a wonderful job of describing your situation, I have some questions. Your doctor prescribed 3 drops of Vigantol BUT you did not say if that is per day or per week or something else? Are you scared of the Aclasta OR the Vigantol? I think you mean the Aclasta but please be specific. I am also trying to figure out how much Vitamin D3 is in one drop of Vigantol but I am not having much luck here in the US. Does anyone else know or can you tell me Isabel?
Dear Isabel All of the medical issues that you described above can be traced back to a Vitamin D deficiency. Your doctor is giving you a total of 4800 iu of Vitamin D a day (800 X 6 drops) which is good. The Vitamin D Council recommends a blood level of at least 50 ng/ml but the upper end is 100 ng/ml. If I were you and had your medical history I would probably aim for a higher blood level which may mean taking more than 6 drops a day. Also to get the most benefit from vitamin D, you must have other cofactors in your body. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/#. Vitamin D has a number of cofactors; the ones listed below are the most important. ◾Magnesium ◾Vitamin K ◾Zinc ◾Boron ◾Vitamin A
You also need magnesium to go with the Vitamin D please see below. “The Vitamin D Council believes that the daily amounts of magnesium recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board (USA) aren’t enough to keep your body healthy; and that both men and women may need more than is recommended. Some research studies show that your body needs between 500 and 700 mg a day”. The types of magnesium that absorb best are aspartate, citrate, lactate, and chloride. Taking the Vitamin D is very important. As for the Aclasta only you can decide what to do. Have you read https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/vitamin-d-and-osteoporosis/ My wish for you is for better health!