Asked by sourish.mukherjee198344049300 on August 25, 2016
IAWParticipantIAW on August 25, 2016 at 6:05 am
First your maintenance dosage is not high enough.It needs to be at least 5000iu a DAY. I suspect that if someone measured your levels at eight weeks instead of 12 weeks, your level would be higher. The level starts to plummet again without the higher maintenance dosage.
Now let me ask you this. By week seven of the eight week treatment, did you “feel” any better? Were your symptoms less?
A Vitamin D deficiency can cause NAFLD. Even if you have NAFLD, your liver can still process Vitamin D. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/?s=NAFLD&submit=Submit#blog.
You should read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important. (Get some supplemental magnesium and not oxide.)
Taking 60,000iu once a week is about equal to taking 8500iu a day, with 10,000iu a day being the “official” safe upper limit. We do promote taking Vitamin D each day instead of once a week. It is better for you. I am not a doctor but here is what I would suggest knowing you have NAFLD.
I would take the 10,000 iu a day until all of your symptoms disappear. (It could take a while for the NAFLD to resolve itself.) Then I would reduce it to 5000iu a day. If you get any symptoms back after that then you will need to take more Vitamin D on a daily basis.
If you take the 10,000iu a day and nothing has changed in four weeks from now, then I would come back and tell me. You may need to take a higher amount. No one knows how much Vitamin D it takes to combat a “diseased state”.
If anywhere along the way you have a “new” symptom come back and tell me. Sometimes Vitamin D can cause a mineral deficiency and then you will need supplements.Answered by IAW on August 25, 2016 at 6:05 am
sourish.mukherjee198344049300Participantsourish.mukherjee198344049300 on August 25, 2016 at 7:19 am
Thank you very much for your reply. Unfortunately I have not got any benefit after taking 60000 IU for 8 weeks and that surprises me. Previously also I took the same dose for 8 weeks and never felt better. In that time it raised my Vitamin D to 36 ng/ml and within 2-3 months it came back to 22 ng/ml. The only coincidence is that in that time also my liver was inflamed and now also. I confirmed from the hepatologist that there is no serious liver injury or anything of that short. It is inflamed due to excessive fat accumulation. My bilirubin and SGPT level are always high and they are around 2.3-2.8 and 150-220. I have been treated with ursodeoxycholic acid,fenofibrate and anti-oxidants for around 6 months with very slight improvement.
That’s why I got doubt whether Vitamin D is getting absorbed in my body or not. Not sure liver is stopping it to give health benefits.
I am not sure whether I am taking the right form of Vitamin D, as I have some chronic liver issue.
I will follow your advice. Please let me know your opinion.
Thank you for your time and effort.
Answered by sourish.mukherjee198344049300 on August 25, 2016 at 7:19 am
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IAWParticipantIAW on August 25, 2016 at 8:46 am
The internet shows that Lumia is Cholecalciferol which is D3 and that is what you want D3 and not D2.
While taking it your levels did increase and that is a good sign. I think you just need to take it everyday and take a lot more.
Straight from the blog http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/the-importance-of-vitamin-d-status-in-liver-disease/, “The liver is able to metabolize vitamin D, even in advanced cirrhosis”.
I usually aim to be conservative since I am not a doctor. I also did not ask if you weigh around the average of 150lbs. If not and you weigh a lot more, you will need to take a lot more Vitamin D on that fact alone. You can consider trying 15,000-20,000iu a day. (Science already knows that you would have to take 40,000iu every day for months before you might become toxic. Their are people using much higher amounts than that to cure their Multiple Sclerosis. I can also show you a study that used 35,000iu a day for I think 6 months, to treat psoriasis.) Just remember any new symptoms or symptoms get worse, come back and tell me. To be quite honest some of us do not function well on smaller amounts of Vitamin D but others do just fine.
Let me know if you have any more questions.Answered by IAW on August 25, 2016 at 8:46 am