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alllabs look pretty good.. excepy my vitamin D was really low..The nurse says dr might put me on a rx vitamin... any suggestions
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Vitamin D deficiency seems pretty common, especially with liver disease.  Mine was also low, and the doc told me to take a supplement.   I take 2000mg of vitamin D3 daily (not rx), and that seems to keep me at a good level.  I think that there are studies that indicate adequate levels of Vitamin D increases your odds of SVR.

Good luck!
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I had a Vit.D test run for the first time a couple months back and it also was low. I was given an Rx for Vit D 50,000 IU - one capsule per week for one month. This brought my levels up into the low normal range and I am now on 2000IU's (OTC) per day (split into 2 doses). I will have another test with my June labs and see where I am then. I was concerned at the time of that high of dose, but see by googling it, that it is a common dose to boost it up quickly. This is perhaps what your Dr. has in mind in mentioning an Rx.

Viaduk makes a good point about having adequate levels, especially during tx.

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2010_conference/easl/docs/0518_2010_b.html
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87972 tn?1322661239
5000 units OTC D3 daily maintenance  here...
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I stated earlier that my dose of d3 is 2000mg.  but as pippiepaws noted, it is actually 2000 IU's  
Now if I can figure out how large a centimeter is...
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Oops!! I meant as paen53 noted
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They put me on the 50,000iu caps.. I have to take one twice weekly.. for 8 weeks... Took pill last night and i dont feel bad at all soo far.. Thanks everyone for all the help.
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This is an interesting discussion.  I too tested low for vitamin D in November and was dosed with 50,000 units once a week.  Retested Tuesday and still low, but not as much. Now I will take 50,000 units once a month.   The low of the range is 32 and I tested at 31.  The test in November was 19.  Truthfully, I thought it was just the new thing all the doctors were doing now, especially for women.  And I thought I was low because I work a desk and don't get out as much as I should.  I appreciate seeing the correlation here between liver damage and low vitamin D.

paen53 - good article.  I have printed it out for myself and for my internist.  He doesn't know much about Hep C  but I think he would like to see the correlation between Hep C and low vitamin D.  

I also had my VL run in November since it had been a couple of years -- it was 2.85million IU/mL.  

frijole
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