Asked by gr8titude1347303300 on August 2, 2016
gr8titude1347303300Participantgr8titude1347303300 on August 7, 2016 at 2:17 am
thank you IAW, for your thorough answer. i will do as you suggest, it is what I pretty much figured, but it is helpful to have more experienced input and I will implement these steps and check out the link. Even if it only helps 5%, I am okay with that. My best, OliviaAnswered by gr8titude1347303300 on August 7, 2016 at 2:17 am
IAWParticipantIAW on August 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm
I am so sorry that you are going thru all of this!
Please keep in mind, I am not a doctor.
Most doctors treat a deficiency with 50,000iu of Vitamin D once a week. In the past they used D2 but it is much better for humans to use D3. We here at the VDC promote taking daily doses rather then a larger dose once a week, So I try and encourage anyone ending up here, to take their Vitamin D3 daily and so that 50,000iu equals about 7-8000iu a day. Some doctors treat with more than that. (If you only had 50,000iu of D3 available to you, we could still work with that The really important part is the D3 part.)
I would highly recommend Biotech’s Vitamin D. “They manufacture high quality Vitamin D capsules at very inexpensive prices and their product is void of dyes, talc, binders, artificial colors and synthetic flavors.” There is a link at the top of the page.
It is very important to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. To repair bones Vitamin D also needs magnesium, vitamin K, zinc, boron, silicon and of course calcium. Many people are magnesium deficient and if they start taking Vitamin D it could cause symptoms from the low magnesium. So please keep that in mind. It can also cause other mineral levels to go low. Some doctors even prescribe calcium to go with the Vitamin D.
Vitamin D should only make you feel better and NOT worse. So if you get any symptoms you should come back and tell me!
Since you are so sick, you may want to err on the side of caution. Start with 5000iu a day for a week or two and if no problems/symptoms, then increase it. The “official” safe upper limit is 10,000iu a day. So then instead of going to 7 or 8000iu, you could take two 5000’s for a total of 10,000iu a day. It is not too much and may even not be enough if you are extremely low.
We usually try and encourage getting levels tested after about two months. This would show whether or not you are getting enough or need to increase the amount you are taking.
If you have more questions please ask! It would also be nice to know how you are doing in a month or two or sooner if you are having issues.Answered by IAW on August 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm