Have no idea what happened when I was posting this, but a chunk got deleted by accident.
I went to my doctor in late January thinking that I was dying. She had my vitamin D checked and it....
was 51 ng/ml AT ALL. I'm still having some symptoms, including some recently-developed ones. I know it can take up to a year or more for symptoms to go away, but is it normal to still be having new symptoms when I have my levels up this much?
SMH the middle of my posts keep getting left out. Trying to just delete this mess.
Apparently I can't delete this abomination or edit it.
Anyway, I tested at under 12 ng/ml since their test apparently didn't detect levels less than that. Four months later, my results were 63 ng/ml. I'm feeling a lot better, and I've taken my supplements like clockwork but wasn't expecting anything that high.
Just curious. How much Vit D supplementation (## IUs weekly or daily) and for how long?
I'm taking 10,000 iu of D3, 500 mg of magnesium, 500 mcg of vitamin K, and 1280 mg of omega-3's per day. If my vitamin D level has increased steadily, I should be around 74 ng/ml now. I'm about to start slowly backing down my D3 intake to 5000 iu per day.
I would advise you to bring your Vitamin D levels up to 100ng/mL and then reduce the supplemental D3 dosing to say 40 000 IU per week.
I was planning on getting up to ~85 and then titrating down to 5000 iu per day (since I still have a lot of low iu tablets to use up).
85 ng/mL is a good number to aim for.
5000 iu per day is not bad, but you can get away with supplementing 10 000 IU every other day.
Vitamin D is a very 'forgiving' vitamin (well, actually its a hormone).
10,000 every other day is basically what my doctor told me to do, but it's easier for me to just take it every morning with my first meal with my other supplements than keep track of taking different supplements every other day.
I also noticed I find it easier to take 10 000 to 20 000 IU of D3 daily after a meal.
It sort of became a routine.