Please could you advise me on the below. I had my blood test done recently and the result confirmed that I have low vitamin D levels , infact deficient (<8nmol/L) . I live in UK and must admit I haven’t been in the sunshine too much over the last years except when I go on holiday. I am also afro african origin and this further adds to the reason why my skin hasn’t been able to absorb enough sun . I am petite in size and not overweight (i.e 53-54 kg / 5ft2 , BMI 19.2). I have also recently been diagnosed with PCOS as i am trying for a baby. My GP has not addressed the latter but instead put me on a vit D 40,000iu 3 times a week . My questions are as follow :
i. is the prescribed dosage enough to get my D levels to normal or can i supplement this with my own over the counter vit D medication. I read the daily upper limit is 10K iu and i am already on about 17K iu per day
ii. Is there anything I can take to treat my PCOS at this stage , (as I said my doctor has not addressed this) or should I wait for my Vit D levels to return to normal . I read there is a link between low VitD and PCOS prevalence
iii. for self improvement , I am going back to swimming twice a week and also reducing my carbs intake , but I am petite in size and I have been worried about my weight in the past and do not want it to drop below 52kg – but in the meantime is there any other lifestyle changes I can adopt to improve my PCOS, increase my fertility and increase my Vit D levels
iv. Any one with experience of PCOS and Vit D – How effective is improved Vit D in managing PCOS?
I look forward to hearing from you
Answered by Becky2015 on March 26, 2015 at 10:09 am