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A recent blood test has shown my vitamin d level to be 40nmol. I have been advised by my doctor to obtain some D3 and take 1000iu a day. Is this suffient? I am hypothyroid and also take omeprazole for digestive problems.
Having clarified your symptoms, I would then try this. Take 8-10,000iu for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks get retested. More importantly determine “how you feel” at that point and let me know. The tiredness is due to the deficiency and most likely the joint pain. The number one reason for lower back pain is low Vitamin D levels.
I would definitely try and correct the deficiency before attempting any surgery should you chose. IF you do have any operations I would take “extra” Vitamin D during that time frame.
As for the “oesophagits” was there a determining factor as to why you have this? If not it may also be Vitamin D related.