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I did, but mine ended up being too low, so my doc gave me prescription to take once a week for 12 weeks. It brought it up a lot, but doing another round because it's not quite there yet.

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Yes, I had a Vitamin D deficiency before my surgery, so I have a prescription for 5000 IU daily. It is also available over the counter, but it costs slightly less as a prescription. My vitamin D level was good on my latest bloodwork.

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Has your doctor prescribed it because your levels are low? Or have you just decided to take it yourself?

Only asking cause I just had this conversation with a friend who had decided she should take it cause she’s fair skinned. I’m very fair, avoid the sun & my Vitamin D levels are extremely good. I think I’ve convinced her to ask her doctor for a blood test as there are side effects if your levels are too high.

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I think I might have at one time, but now I take 10,000 IU's once a week. Ideally you should get regular blood tests (I get them at my follow up appts once a year) and then adjust your dosage accordingly. I was advised to cut back a little on my Vitamin D because my blood levels were pretty high (at one time, a few years ago, they were too low)

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I was taking that much every day but now my primary doctor says I have too much Vitamin D and I had to quit taking it.

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I take a D3 3000 sublingual spray every day and have done for years since I was diagnosed with low vit D. I was advised to have the sublingual spray rather than tablets as it apparently absorbs better. It brought my levels right up.

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