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Hello, I have Hashimoto's, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, and most recently was diagnosed with lichen planus. My recent D level was 14ng/mL (normal=30-100ng/mL). I began taking 10,00IUs of D3 along with magnesium and K2. My question is: is there any research or studies done showing the benefit of vitamin D on lichen planus? I do not want it to spread. I also would like to know if my 10,000IUs daily is enough, given my conditions as well as being overweight. Thank you.

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Asked by  lilybellarose98312100 on August 24, 2016

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    Lichen planus is believed to be an autoimmune disease/response. If so Vitamin D deficiency does cause autoimmune disease. Hashimoto’s is also an autoimmune disease. There are people on the internet that say once they started taking Vitamin d, the lichen planus went away. I have seen it help others with autoimmune issues.
    When did you start taking the 10,000iu? Has it been fairly recently? How much do you weigh? Those answers would all influence how I answer the question “Are you taking enough”. (Please keep in mind I am not a doctor.)

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