(Closed) Vitamin D levels

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve had the same results and I was also prescribed 3 months of the high dosage. That got my levels up a bit, and then I switched to an over the counter lower dose, which I’ve been taking for years now and seems to have kept my levels higher, though I think they still tend to be low. I don’t think you should take more than the prescription calls for, but its not a dangerous amount.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

You’re likely to see your levels increase with a vitamin D3 supplement, which is better absorbed by the body.  I was taking 5000iu D3 daily for the past few months which brought me from 11 to 48, and the difference it made in my mood and sleep was obvious.  You can definitely have too much vitamin D though (look up vitamin D toxicity), but it won’t happen overnight and it looks like your doctor is already keeping an eye on that by scheduling you for a 3mo follow up.    

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Without taking the higher doses, you won’t see a change in your level.  Yours is pretty low right now.

However, unless your doctor is also having you take K2 with it and magnesium,  you probably won’t see much change in the level.  Those two are also needed for absorption.  

Your level is so far away from Vitamin D toxicity, that I wouldn’t even worry about that.  You can be between 80 – 100 and still be fine.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

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anonbee4321 :  I have been struggling with low vitamin D as well! About 6 months ago my bloodwork had my D level at 13. For 12 weeks I took a prescribed once weekly D2 50,000 IU in addition to a daily OTC dose of 2000 D3 and 2500 D2. My doc also wanted me to get 10-20 minutes of sun exposure (without sunscreen on my arms or legs) on a daily basis.  I usually managed 10-15 minutes on nicer days.

My levels were retested after 12 weeks and I was at 28. My doc also wants me at 40 but since I’m now closer to normal levels I’m off the once-weekly one and just doing the daily doses mentioned above. Really hoping I’m in the nice middle of the normal range when I go for my next bloodwork. 

My mood is definitely improved, I will say that!! I hope you have a speedier recovery than mines been!

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