Post Edited (cupcakespinkgal) : 11/1/2010 7:56:52 PM (GMT-6)
For some people, 1,000IU D3, daily, is enough to raise their vit D level - that said, the 50,000 weekly dose has traditionally been used by many docs to initially bump up vitamin D, especially when they are afraid the patient might not remember to take vitamin D every day. I don't have Crohn's, but my vitamin D was only about 8, so I took the 50,000 IU D2 weekly with no problems.
But my daughter took the 50,000 IU D2 and two things happened: increased abdominal rumbling (which worried her doc) and low iron. So she preferred to use high daily doses of D3 instead, which did not cause these side effects - about 4400 daily. (Her ability to absorb vitamin D depends on how well her Crohn's is managed.)
Monkiray, you mean 10,000 IU D3? Susan, you are talking about D3, too, right? Not D2?
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