Hello all, I am new to this group, although I have been lurking around here for quite some time. I have suspected my vitamin D levels have been low for a couple months, due to a foggy head, really bad concentrated and memory, bone pain, and nerve pain which seems to come and go (and I'm only 23!). Anyway, I finally got in with my dr, and get a blood test, and low and behold... they called back saying my vitamin D levels are low and to take 2,000 UI a day. So I go to pick up my results and they show my levels are 17.3ng. After reading other posts on here though, it seems maybe I should be taking more than 2,000UI a day. Should I call the dr and bring this up. Or should I go to a different dr? Or should I just stick with my 2,000UI?
Hi, I take 10,000iu 5 times a week!.. 2,000iu is a very low dose that's more a maintance dose!.. with that level I would take a higher dose but have a look around on easy immune website or vitamin d council website that will give u more info.. Charlie
I was at 13 and was started out with 50,000 iu weekly for 8 weeks. I am now at a maintenance dose of 2000 iu d3 daily. However some of my symptoms have returned so I will up my dose 500 iu each week until my symptoms subside. The number I end up with ( I'm guessing about 4000) will be my maintenance dose. I don't see how your numbers will ever be able to get up with such a low dose.
For two years (March 2010 to September 2012) I suffered like you - mental fog, fatigue, minimized my social interaction, chest pain, anxiety, pins and needle, only 2 hours sleep per night. It was hell. I came across this forum. Pushed my doctor and got on 5000 iu per day. My Vit D level improved to 40 in 4 months and to 59 in 7 months. I did not notice any chnage for initail 3 months (it was up and down), started feeling some chnage after 5-6 months but got totally cured after 7 months. My level is 59 now and I started to maintain it at that level using 2500 iu per day. Be patient and keep taking the Vitamin D supplement every day after meal, test your levels every 3 months and get your life back. Make sure taht you do not go beyond 100. Also, do not go lower than 30-35. The best is 50 to 80.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.