I recently had bloodwork done, again but I have a new doctor who added the Vitamin D blood test. Her nurse called yesterday, said my bloodwork was normal except my level of Vitamin D was a 9 (Normal is between 30-80) and they called in a prescription for me. I had to get other medicines and didn't have the money to get it yet (I'll get it by the end of this week). However, they did tell me the Vitamin D was 50,000 IU but not sure how often I'm supposed to take it. I have researched and read up on having a Vitamin D deficiency and the symptoms. I have most but recently they have gotten so much worse, the fatigue, pain, depression, headaches/migraines, weight gain, high blood pressure, insomnia/restless sleep, etc. I have always had these but they just seem to be worse. I have also had low iron which can have a few of these symptoms as well. I am tired of feeling like this and I don't have much hope of feeling better any time soon. For energy, I drink too many Red Bull's! With that low of a level and that high of a Vitamin D, when would I start feeling a difference? I know it may not solve all my symptoms but I just want a chance to notice a small improvement! Here's to wishful thinking and hoping! Thank you for your time!

Asked by  MazdaGroupie93546000 on August 18, 2015

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  •  MazdaGroupie93546000 on

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    At 9ng/ml your Vitamin D level is veryyyy low! This is why you feel so bad.
    First DO NOT get the prescription Vitamin D UNLESS it is D3. You DO NOT want D2 and most prescription Vitamin D is D2 not D3. Then just get yourself some over the counter Vitamin D3. The 50,000 iu is only taken once a week. You can take 50,000iu of D3 once a week OR better yet we promote taking it daily. So that would equal about 7000iu a day. (Rounding to 8000iu will not hurt you especially since you are so low.) We promote maintenance dosages of 5000iu a day unless you are more than the average weight of 150lbs. Then you will probably have to take more than the 5000iu. The upper end of the safe amount to take per day is 10,000iu or a blood level of 150ng/ml even though 100ng/ml is the high end on most lab reference ranges.
    Please make sure to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important and if you are low on magnesium, which could also be a lot of your issue, then the Vitamin D might cause more symptoms. Vitamin D uses a lot of magnesium.
    Also a blood level of 30ng/ml is not good enough and we promote a minimum of 50ng/ml because that is what the research shows keeps us healthy.
    If you faithfully take the Vitamin D and take the co-factors, I think you will start feeling a lot better fairly quickly. This question has come up a lot, “How long before I feel better?” Everyone is different but if you would not mind trying to keep track and report back, then I will be able to tell the next person that asks what to expect.

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  •  MazdaGroupie93546000 on

    Very fast response! Thank you very much, I truly appreciate it. I also had read the article regarding vitamins and minerals. I will check with doctor when I go back (within the month) and I will call the pharmacy to see which Vitamin D they called in. However, I am wondering that shouldn’t my doctor know which one I should take? Thanks again!

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    Sorry, not all doctors know. Prescription D2 use to be the only thing available. We now know that human’s run on D3.

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