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Libby08
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   Posted 6/11/2010 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all.  I got my vitamin D level back yesterday.  I was told it was 32 and normal range is 20 - 100.  There was no recommendation to start a supplement.  Has anyone else's been at this level?  I am thinking about staarting one since it was at the lower end but I have heard that too much vitamin D isn't good.  Thanks everyone.

Alcie
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   Posted 6/11/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
The new vitamin D levels I have been reading about call for 50 - 90.

It takes 100 units of D for each 1 ng you are low. That would mean to get to 50 you would have to take 2000 units a day - on top of what you are already taking in your vitamin, calcium, etc.

The toxic level for D is 10,000 units a day over a long time. So taking 2000 units should be pretty safe for just about anyone. I take 4000 units a day, on top of vitamin and calcium pills, or 2000 units if I go out gardening.

You can now get 2000 unit gelatin pills just about anywhere - for the same price as the old 400 units - and they're smaller!
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confused Okie
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   Posted 6/11/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I bought mine before I looked to see how much to take, dr didn't tell me. My level was 12. Anyway, the ones I bought are 5000 ui, so is that too much? I just figured that the higher the better when I was buying them, now i'm not sure if I should be taking that much.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 6/11/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
You should consult with your doctors about how much to take.  I'm taking 4,500 IU a day and my level is at 33.  I want to take another 1,000 IU but am waiting to talk to my doctor first.  I'd like my levels to be at least 60.  Why would you want to stay at the low end?  Know what I mean?  Plus, I am feeling better and better the more I have been allowed to take and it is helping my pain.  BUT, as I said, I'm working with my doctor because too much D can be harmful.
 
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/11/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Confused okie,

12 is really low. My vitamin D level was 13 and my doctor prescribed 50,000IU once a week. But don't take that on your own. Talk to your doctor first. I am wondering why he/she didn't give you a prescription?
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Prescription Meds: Savella, Tramadol, Hydrocortisone, Plaquenil
Supplements: Thyro-complex, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Folic Acid, Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Probiotics, GI Repair, Vitamin D 50,000IU and Joint Supplement

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confused Okie
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   Posted 6/11/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure, it was the regular dr, not the rhuemy or pain specialist. I'll fax the results to the pain dr monday and see what he recommends. My B was low also and he did give me a script for the injections, once a week for 8 wks then once a month.
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I may not do things like other people, but I get things done in my own way, in my own time.

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