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535882 tn?1396580285

vitamin d deficency

on a recent blood test . my vitamin d came back 26 /borderline deficient. waht should it be. ive heard 50. is supplements. 2000 a day. plus sunlight 10 minutes a day enough to boost this. can vitamin d  deficency cause fatigue.? how long does it take to build back up in you. next blood work in a month. thanks.
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267079 tn?1195146570
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Vitamin D may decrease from certain medications such as certain anti-seizure, corticosteroids, heparin, certain antibiotics, mineral oil, and antacids; or certain disease states such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and Whipple’s disease. You should not go over in supplementation. 2000 IU is the tolerable upper intake level for adults; supplementation over that may cause a risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones). Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, fish oils, and the sun, as you mentioned.
550622 tn?1247660320
I was just diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency (16 - below the normal limit).  The Endocrinologist prescribed 50,000 IU (one per week) for 3 months.  I'm very reluctant to take this after reading about some of the side effects.  Do you know of another way (nutrionally/naturally) to get my levels back up?

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267079 tn?1195146570
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