Reply To: Hi, my name is Terry and I live just outside London, England.
After becoming ill 18 months ago and various investigations including Mri's Blood Tests etc I was eventually diagnosed back in May 2015 with Low vitamin d …. 26 under UK levels which I think is 10.4 under US. The GP's here seem to have very little knowledge of this deficiency and basically advised me to take a supplement of 1,000iu a day which after my own research seemed way too low to aid recovery.
I decided off my own back to take 7,000 iu a day and through our summer get short bursts of sun in the middle of the day 2 to 3 times a week. My levels are now 112(44.8 US)and I do get day/s where I feel a hell of a lot better, but then 'bang' I come down again with all the old symptoms…pains and aches, slight dizziness, chest tightness, fatigue and worst of all brain fog.
Is this normal, can this deficiency take so long to rectify even though your levels are recovering, sometimes I am getting to the end of my tether, it almost feels like this deficiency plays with you and that you actually have another illness.