Reply To: My husband who is 43 has been taking 100,00 IU of d for a year and his levels have not risen. He works outside for a living so he gets plenty of sunshine. Any suggestions or reasons why someone would not absorb vitamin d?
There are all different levels of blood work, from basic to extreme. Calcium does fall into the more basic area but I cannot say for sure if it is on his. Could you please find out and if it was tested give me the result number and how it was measured as. For example 10.50 mg/dL. Please also give me the date he was tested.
If they have not done this test, then I recommend getting it right away.
If you could be more specific on which of those symptoms he has above in a list, I would appreciate it and this is why.
Low Vitamin D levels can cause Osteomalacia which is adult rickets. This also causes bone pain. So now I am not sure which we are dealing with because they both cause “bone pain”. The Mayo Clinic says “The dull, aching pain associated with osteomalacia most commonly affects the lower back, pelvis, hips, legs and ribs.” “The pain might be worse at night, or when you put pressure on the bones, and are rarely relieved completely by rest.”
So I need all of this information and until then he should not take anymore. If he really does have hypercalcemia, and right now it does not make sense to me if his levels never “rose”, he can recover from it but let’s not get a head of ourselves.
If you can get any copies of the actual Vitamin D test that would also be good. It sounds like they are doing the correct Vitamin D test but without the actual “name”, I am not sure.
Don’t forget about the D2 vs D3 answer.