Hi, I was diagnosed with vit d deficiency 2 months ago… My score was 37nmol …. The doctor prescribed 400iu twice a day. Unfortunately I don't feel any better my bones still ache and I'm tired all the time still. The last 4 years ave been a long battle due to firstly nursing my late husband through stomach cancer and then I was diagnosed with bowel cancer 2 years ago. Do you have any suggestions on how I should proceed ? Regards Lisa

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    The average person needs 5000iu a day to reach the level recommended by the Vitamin D Council of 125nmol/l (50ng/ml). The 800iu a day is not going to get you to that level and that is why you feel so bad. I would suggest you also read the following and pay close attention to magnesium, http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/.

    Since you have already stated that you had been diagnosed with a cancer, you may want to keep your levels higher than 125nmol/l. The upper end of the range is 250nmol/l (100ng/ml). It is safe to take 10,000iu a day. There is no official proof yet that this will change any outcome but most of us feel it will. (If you take 40,000iu for several months, you risk toxicity.)

    At this point no one knows how much Vitamin D gets “used up” if we have a cold, infection, stress or a cancer.

    Hope this helps and I am so sorry about what your late husband and you had to go thru. May there be some better days ahead!

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    Thank you for your advice. I took 3000iu this morning so I am definately going to try more….. Thank you

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