More Info on Vitamin D

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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/12/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I just was reading this and thought I'd pass this on.  The more they research vitamin D, the more important this vitamin becomes!
 
 
Sherrine
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 7/12/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I take 2,000 to 4,000 units a day.  I had to tell my doc to check it and it was low even with me taking 1500units so I upped it and all is OK with the levels.  I think it went up to 74
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


steppingstone
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Sherrine. My mother had many of the same symptoms that I have had when she was younger. She was never diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but developed osteoporosis, and then a severe form of dementia in later years. I don't know that her vitamin D levels were ever tested, but I have to wonder if this didn't have a great deal to do with her dementia.

Post Edited (steppingstone) : 7/13/2010 1:14:22 AM (GMT-6)


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My vitamin D levels were never checked.  I ended up with osteoporosis...a moderate case.  I was given Evista and take a lot of calcium with D in it.  When I had a second bone scan two years later, my bones weren't any better even on this regimen!  THAT'S when he checked my vitamin D and found a severe deficiency!  You need D to absorb the calcium so I wasn't absorbing it at all.
 
I still have fog but it does seem a little better.  I'm just barely in the low levels of normal.  Normal is 32-100 at this lab and I'm a whopping 33!  wink     So, I'm taking more D...5,200 IU's a day. 
 
I do think this is an extremely important vitamin and they are finding that so many people are deficient because of using sun screen all of the time.  It has helped me with my pain and fatigue and it is good for the cardiovascular system, too.  When I find things about it, I post it here for the members to consider. 
 
Sherrine


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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 7/13/2010 10:10:40 AM (GMT-6)

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