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mthboards
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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok its been about 6 months and I have been off all my drugs for the first time in my life.
I started taking 10000 yes 10000 iu a day and the major bleeding stopped in 3 days.
Its been 6 months like I said and I have gained weight muscle energy, I feel and look better
than ever.
Vitamin D3 has worked better on me than any other drug or supplement and it keeps working.
Dont take the regular vitamin d its a synthetic form, I took that in higher doses and got extremly sick.
Please let me know how it works I want to know its not just me.
THanks
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LondonRed
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   Posted 12/29/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Major trials in England going on about D3 and IBD.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


sickandlucky
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   Posted 12/29/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
This is really interesting... how does it work? Why D3 and not just D? I'm taking 1000 iu a day of just regular old vitamin D.
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone & imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


snohare
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I know that my Crohns is much worse in winter, when I also have SAD, and if I use my full spectrum light that makes a difference to both. yeah It is a vitamin that Dr Mercola (bless his l'il ole salesman's heart) is forever banging on about as having good credentials.
I am inclined to agree, there was a huge metastudy (done by the World Health Organisation I think) which found that Vitamin D levels had a large impact on the immune system and general well being of all sorts. It has had a big effect on what is considered best practice in primary care - now the idea is to encourage people to get outside wherever possible.

Nanners
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been using Vit D3 and found it helped my Fibro, but I was already in remission, so I can't say if its helped my Crohns.  Also, you should check with your doctor before using more than 2500 units a day.  It can be toxic on too high of a dosage for too long.
 
 
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Post Edited (Nanners) : 12/29/2009 8:37:03 AM (GMT-7)


wannerbee
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello WWWMT dont know if you are a crohnie or not But your post on D 3 is interesting do i ask for vit D3 non synthetic at a pharmacy or must i see a doctor i am in the UK (hi london red) Diagnosed 2009 had it a bit before that i recon meds asacol pedfoam enamas

EMom
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
sickandlucky, Dr. John Cannell has done EXTENSIVE research on vitamin D3. You can read about some of it here:

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

I also suggest joining Dr. Mercola's website (it's free) because he is a HUGE proponent of D3 and explains exactly how it is believed to work. He offers a free lecture on D3 which you can view on his site and he puts out frequent articles on it. He explains much that Dr. Cannell's research has discovered, such a which lab is best to have your D3 blood test sent to--apparently they're not all accurate.

wwwmthboardscom, welcome to the site and I'm glad you've had such great success with D3! yeah
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705
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Doc2007
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Going to get some today !

Nanners
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
wwwmthboardscom I have sent you an email. Please edit your user name as it is against forum rules.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 12/29/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
what's a good D3 supplement to take, i was severely deficient (<4) and did the whole repalcement thing of 50000IU once a week for 4 weeks, then i started taking 2500IU daily of D3 and my levels still went back to <4. Not sure what to do.
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade since 6/09
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc + Barlean's fish oil
Remission


LondonRed
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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just done some research and one article says that D3 lower than 2000IUper day does not have any significant benefits and on should aim for 2000iu plus. Given that I have IBD and am of Indian origin living in a cold country, I think I am going to go for 5000iu. D3 is cheap and has massive health benefits.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


mthboards
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   Posted 12/29/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a lot of people dont know how much to take, I dont know either, someone said 10000 iu a day is fine as long as you get checked in 3 months.
Most doctors know as much as we know on this, so I would try an ask a doctor that studies this not your good old doc.
You can get up to 20000 iu a day from direct sunlight with most of your clothes off.
Yes I do have crohns had it for 20 years.
someone else asked if you can get vitamin d3 thats not synthetic, vitamin d3 is the natural form of the vitamin.
From what I read 2500 is way to low, but thats all up to you on how much you take just read read read.

LondonRed
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   Posted 12/29/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I think 5000IU seems reasonable and safe.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
carlson labs makes a very good brand. most health food stores carry it but you can order direct from them off the internet.

vit d2 is synthetic and found out to be toxic, that is why most fortified milks are now carrying d3 (a more natural form) instead of d2.

vitamin d is actually a hormone, not a vitamin, produced by your body using cholesterol deposits in your skin (not blood cholesterol). it is UVB activated. if your sunscreen is greater than say an spf 8, you will be blocking the rays and thus not producing any vitamin d naturally. the spf of sun screen indicates UVB protection, which is superficial, not UVA, which penetrates deep in the skin and is the more dangerous of the two. if you live near the equator, you can get all the vitamin d by sun exposure. the further north you live, the harder it is and the wavelength is weaker in the winter times so it is hard to get any vitamin d naturally then, if any at all. this is why folks in iceland drink cod liver oil by the cup full as it naturally contains vitamin d (most fish oils do not).

vitamin a competes with vitamin d so take them separately. take vitamin d with a good fat since it is fat soluble. i prefer saturated fat like a raw non-homogenized cream or yogurt or coconut oil.

in large doses it can be toxic, but that is individualistic as to where your levels currently are. but if too small a dose it wont do much or at least you will not notice a clinical response any time soon. this is why you really do need to get your levels tested before taking this stuff. but i am a hypocrite here and take 2000 IU almost daily.

as stated previously, dr. mercola's website is a great wealth of knowledge on this topic. subscribing to his free newsletter is a very good idea.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Nanners
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   Posted 12/30/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am here to remind you all to run this by your doctor first. You should have a blood test done first to check your levels and then your "doctor" will recommend what is best for YOU. Taking too much Vitamin D can be toxic also, so best to follow your doctors orders not a suggestion from a health forum. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

nawlinscate
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I spent two years so exhausted that I felt that I was struggling through sand when I tried to get anything done--despite monthly B12 shots. My family nagged me to start taking a daily multivitamin. Then you guys suggested D3, and my doctor recommended calcium. I've now been taking all three for several months, and I feel infinitely better and more energetic. I can't believe I didn't take a multivitamin, calcium, or D3 for so many years, now that I know how much they seem to help me. Nanners is right that you should check with your doctor first. Good luck!

Octobergirl
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   Posted 12/30/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought Carlson's cod liver oil and I know it has vitamin D, but how do I know if it's vitamin D3?

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/30/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
cod liver oil has the good vitamin d cos it is from animal sources, which are naturally occurring. the problem with cod liver oil is that generally has high amounts of vitamin A which compete for the same absorption sites as vitamin D. this means you will likely be absorbing all the vitamin D that the product says it has, hence vitamin A and D should be taken separately. but at least you'll be getting some good omega 3s with the cod liver oil.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


LondonRed
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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a blood test check for Vitamin D today... waiting for results. If low then I will start on 5000IU a day and see where that takes me.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


camjames
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   Posted 12/31/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I have recently noticed the hype around vitamin D as well lately. It is possibly good for cancer prevention, osteoporosis prevention, and good for assisting the immune system. I use the word 'assisting' because I know people with crohn's sometimes worry about boosting their immune system when on immunosuppressants like remicade, imuran etc. However, when I looked breifly into vitamin D, I did notice one MD suggest that vitamin D is specifically good for auto-immune diseases, because it makes the immune system 'smarter' and not necessarily stronger. Another thing pointed out was the fact that most people get flu's and colds in winter time, when the sun doesn't allow us to make very much vitamin D...so there may be a correlation there. As someone previously mentioned, more studies are being done. Considering all this, it made me go out and buy a bottle of vitamin D3 (vitamin D2 is good too, but not AS good according to some docs). I currently take 1000IU of Vit D3 daily and I'm 'only' 26 years old. I'm thinking of upping that dose as more evidence comes out.
Current Meds: Remicade 4 bottles every 2 months, Entocort 9mg daily, Methotrexate 15mg SC weekly


EMom
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   Posted 12/31/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Octobergirl said...
I bought Carlson's cod liver oil and I know it has vitamin D, but how do I know if it's vitamin D3?


It is vitamin D3. Oily fish--and especially cod liver--is one of the few natural sources of D3.
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