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Vitamin D deficiency

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Started by thinoneday, Jan 13, 2011 9:02 PM
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    thinoneday

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:02 PM

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Ok so i'm ticking along, losing weight and feeling great. . everytime i have gone to the doctor for follow up she has drawn blood and has found vitamin D deficency and has prescribed Vitamin D 50,000units x 13 weeks. . well I have had this x 2 and now the last time she took blood and she has said that I have the most severest Vitamin D deficency she has ever seen and doesn't understand why. . . my PTH (parathyroid hormone) now is elevated as well, however, my calcium levels are perfect as is everything else except for the liver enzymes which are elevated but she attributes that to the surgery. . . so here i am taking Vitamin D in large doses Prescription once a week along with Vitamin D3 gummies every day. . . my bone density test is fine with just a bit of osteoartheritis noticable. . . what do you guys think? She says that if after this 3 months if the vitamin D has not gone up significantly, she'll have to do something else. . . what else is there? IV vitamin D??? anyone know?


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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:11 PM

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This may sound silly, but exposure to the sun is the body's natural way to get vitamin D. Some time out in the sun without sunscreen (if you are not too fair-skinned) would probably help.

Good luck!


Ok so i'm ticking along, losing weight and feeling great. . everytime i have gone to the doctor for follow up she has drawn blood and has found vitamin D deficency and has prescribed Vitamin D 50,000units x 13 weeks. . well I have had this x 2 and now the last time she took blood and she has said that I have the most severest Vitamin D deficency she has ever seen and doesn't understand why. . . my PTH (parathyroid hormone) now is elevated as well, however, my calcium levels are perfect as is everything else except for the liver enzymes which are elevated but she attributes that to the surgery. . . so here i am taking Vitamin D in large doses Prescription once a week along with Vitamin D3 gummies every day. . . my bone density test is fine with just a bit of osteoartheritis noticable. . . what do you guys think? She says that if after this 3 months if the vitamin D has not gone up significantly, she'll have to do something else. . . what else is there? IV vitamin D??? anyone know?




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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:17 PM

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Vit D is fat soluble maybe take your pills/gummies with cheese. Also if you are out in the sun your skin should make Vit D but you need to get sun often (do you live somewhere sunny?) Maybe increase food intake that contains Vit D.

Not sure what is the next step, possibly giving you something to help your body process the vit D.


    myrori

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:23 PM

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Doctors are finding Americans are deficient in Vit d at alarming rates. I was tested before my surgery in a regular check up and had to be tested again before the surgery. Normal is 125 and I was at 13 the first time I was tested. The second time before surgery I was above normal. I had to take the Mega doses also, after 4 weeks I started taking vit d everyday from Puritan Products in addition to sitting next window in the afternoon a couple times a week. Be sure you get your vit k as well as fish oil in as it helps the body absorb the D3 better as well as some zinc.


    myrori

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:25 PM

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PS, there are vit d liquid drops also and much cheaper than Puritan Products. I get my drops from my Chiropractor, but you can also get them at the Vitamin Shoppe.


    Tiffykins

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 9:27 PM

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Hey chickee, contact vitalady.com she has the dry form of Vitamin D, and that stuff works wonders.

The RX D pretty much sucks, and your numbers might go slowly, but if you talk to vitalady, she won't steer you wrong. I promise. . . The RX D isn't as readily absorbed as the dry form. Michelle (vitalady) is amazingly helpful, and even it's not RX, I swear that Vit D Dry form is what all the DS'ers and RNY'ers use when their D drops too low.

Also, taking a Calcium citrate with magnesium and vitamind d definitely helps.


    thinoneday

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 8:31 AM

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Thanks everyone ! You all are great. . . and yes, I live in San Antonio Texas and am a sun worshiper, so getting my sunshine is definately NOT a problem over here. . . I'll try vitalady as well, and i do eat alot of cheese already any more and I'll turn into a rat. . :lol: Thanks again all, I'll keep you posted!


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Posted January 14, 2011 - 11:58 AM

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Vit D can make you constipated too, if so take your magnesium at the same time to counteract. I was 14 as well, taken one course of 50,000 units a week, test went up to 30 (the lowest in the normal range 30-100) I started to take 5,000 a day and my test is up to 43..... getting there.....Vit D is supposed to help joint pain too...


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Posted January 14, 2011 - 12:17 PM

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Vit D can make you constipated too, if so take your magnesium at the same time to counteract. I was 14 as well, taken one course of 50,000 units a week, test went up to 30 (the lowest in the normal range 30-100) I started to take 5,000 a day and my test is up to 43..... getting there.....Vit D is supposed to help joint pain too...



My level is 9. . . quite low. My normal potty routine is only 1 or 2 per week if that. Tell you, I'm just a mess. . .:blink:


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Posted January 14, 2011 - 12:29 PM

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My level is 9. . . quite low. My normal potty routine is only 1 or 2 per week if that. Tell you, I'm just a mess. . .:blink:


Check out Magnesium on the net, I read start out with 300 for a while. Thats the normal minimum recommended dose. After taking it with my calcium for about 5 days it kicked in and has been smooth sailing every since!


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