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Just diagnose last week

My Vitamin D tested at 18.  I'm taking 50,000 IU of Rx D2 weekly, and 1200 IU of D3 daily.

Symptoms are primarily being weak.  Faintness.  I'm a high energy person, so this has put a damper in my life.

I'm seeking info on guesstimating how long I will feel this way.  Anyone?

FYI:   https://youtu.be/vS9acVgQjZY





http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/AltAz.php
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Welcome! Keep me posted on your recovery. I'm so tired everyday and I used to be a high energy person, too!
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Only take D3 and take it daily. D2 is harmful.

Vitamin D2 causes the amyloid protein in your brain to clump together making it difficult to remove this build up of amyloid. This leads to loss of cognitive function and sets up the conditions for Alzheimer's disease progression. Vitamin D3 helps clear amyloid from the brain which aids in improving cognitive function. Keeping 25(OH)D3 levels at or above 50ng/ml [US] or 125nmol/l  [UK] is an important factor in reversing cognitive decline. And if that isn't bad enough we have also known for years that Vitamin D2 speeds up the rate at which your body disposes of Vitamin D so the more D2 you take the more you require. Vitamin D2 is also less effective than D3 so you need more D2 to get the same effect as D3  

D doesn't stay in the body so if you take it weekly your body will be on a roller coaster of ups and downs.

You need magnesium to balance the calcium that will be better utilized. It will also help with the anxiety.

Extra calcium is not good to take if you get enough in your diet. Too much calcium causes heart attacks and kidney stones.

Vitamin K2 (MK4) is needed to direct Calcium into bones and away from arteries/soft tissue. If you're on meds that conflict with K2, then you won't be able to take this.

Vitamin B2 and Boron might be helpful to work with the D.

Most people are also deficient in magnesium as well as D. Being low in B12 is not uncommon either.

It took at least 2 months to start to see improvements
I took 10,000iu of D3 daily to raise levels.

The first few weeks were torture with the bone pain.
Topical magnesium helped along with oral magnesium. Also Epsom salt baths/foot baths. I make Magnesium Oil and add it to lotion to apply. The 'oil' can sting the skin.

The only way to get D3 from the sun is through uvb rays. These aren't available all the time. It depends on where you live and the sun's position in the sky. The sun might be out, but it doesn't mean you'll make D3 in your body.

If you wear sunscreen you'll block uvb rays. If you shower too soon after being in the sun your body won't get the benefit of the D3 process.
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