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yogamom2
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   Posted 3/8/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin D level came back at 8. Doc's have put 13 year old on 50,000 Vitamin D a week. Anyone have any suggestions that can help? It seems like a lot to me.

Found out I had lyme in May of 2009. My husband and kids have tested positive too. I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms are Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Auto immune disease, and hypo-thyroid.
 
Started treatment with samento in june 2009. Side effects are swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys.
 
Anaphylactic reactions to beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.
 
My family and I are enjoying a life without dairy for the last 19 years.  We have also removed sugar, gluten, beef and soy for the last 5 years.


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   Posted 3/8/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Vit D is very important to the immune system and many with Lyme are deficient. 50,000 ius is a common dose for deficiencies.

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 3/8/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it D3? I too have been very low, get checked again this month.

I am on 5000IU daily.
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yogamom2
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   Posted 3/8/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it's D3. I have given it to him. I wonder if we should get it tested again soon. I just worry when everyone goes overboard on one thing. It seams they always find out later that the key is moderation. The body is so complicated.
Found out I had lyme in May of 2009. My husband and kids have tested positive too. I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms are Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Auto immune disease, and hypo-thyroid.
 
Started treatment with samento in june 2009. Side effects are swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys.
 
Anaphylactic reactions to beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.
 
My family and I are enjoying a life without dairy for the last 19 years.  We have also removed sugar, gluten, beef and soy for the last 5 years.


1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 3/8/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
They should test him every 3 months on that dose.

Read up on too much Vitamin D so you can be on the look out for signs that maybe he is getting too much. However, with the level he has right now, I personally cannot see that happening overnight.
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   Posted 3/8/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
He is really low, it will take a long time to get up to low-normal. Since it makes you nervous, ask your doc when he plans to check it next. You can always ask to have it checked earlier but I'd wait at least a month.

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   Posted 3/8/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
D3 is actually a hormone.  It is pretty near impossible to have too much of it.  A day at the beach could give you 50,000 IU naturally.  D3 is extremely safe.  50,000 IU is very typcial for someone with a deficiency.  I would think there wouldn't be any problem with that at all.  I am also on 5,000 IU daily.  It is one of the few supplements that I feel.  If I don't take it, there is an increase in my symptoms. 
 
D3 has been nicknamed the antibiotic vitamin because it does boost the immune system.  Good luck!  I hope your son is better real soon. 
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KKLIP
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   Posted 3/8/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
my vitaim D is around 8 on my monthly blood work, i take 50,000 units 3 days a week. I does help a little with pain management

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   Posted 3/8/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
KKLIP, Have you tried magnesium or tumeric? Many people take this for pain and inflammation.

Lyme patients are often deficient in magnesium, so you may want to consider taking that. There's various opinions on which magnesium to take which I'm sure several people here will give their opinions on. I take magnesium citrate because it helps to keep me regular in addition to helping me have less leg, neck and feet cramps. It's good stuff and most lyme patients need to take it.

Tumeric is great for inflammation and pain. It works pretty good for me for some pain, but not all pain. Still, it's a nice addition to the pain problem, and best of all, it's natural.

www.vitacost.com/NSI-Turmeric-800-mg-200-Capsules/pd_section-pr#ProductReviews

Gary

Post Edited (GWB) : 3/8/2010 7:37:04 PM (GMT-7)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/8/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
50,000 IU is the typical amount that doctor's put their patients on when they are that low. I am also taking that amount right now. I get my levels checked every month and my levels only went up two numbers. My levels started at 13 and now they are at 15, so it does take a while for it to come up.

I've been taking magnesium too and have noticed a difference in pain level. I am not in as much pain as before. I take 400mg a day of Magnesium Citrate.
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yogamom2
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   Posted 3/9/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your help. It is so comforting/informative/ wonderful to be able to send out my concerns to the group and get so much feed back. It helps put the pieces together.

for example :He has been complaining of pain at night. (He has also grown 3 inches in the last 2 months.)

I am going to give him a detox bath. Well I am going to try! Teens have a mind of there own.

I will talk to the doc about Magnesium Citrate.

Thank you!!! ((Hugs))
Found out I had lyme in May of 2009. My husband and kids have tested positive too. I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms are Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Auto immune disease, and hypo-thyroid.
 
Started treatment with samento in june 2009. Side effects are swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys.
 
Anaphylactic reactions to beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.
 
My family and I are enjoying a life without dairy for the last 19 years.  We have also removed sugar, gluten, beef and soy for the last 5 years.


GWB
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   Posted 3/9/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
yogamom2,

I just took a detox bath last night for the first time upon the recommendation of my doctor and it was absolutely amazing how great I felt afterwards.

Here's Dr; Jernigan's recipe for bath detox:

Detox Bath:

4 cups Epsom salt
32-64 fluid oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide
2 T. of fresh ginger ---- grated and wrapped in a tea ball or fine piece of cloth.

Instructions:

Fill the tub with warm water and soak for at least 20 minutes. They say that the benefits of this bath are cumulative and increase in effectiveness the more you use them. You should consider doing this 3 or 4 times a week.

He told me to do it three nights straight but you can do it more often if you want. I can't wait to do it again tonight. It made me feel wonderful and even helped with my abdominal pain.

Gary

yogamom2
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   Posted 3/9/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have done epsom salt and hydrogen. Oh I will have to try it with the ginger.
I have been living with this abdominal pain so long.

Thank you ((hugs))
Found out I had lyme in May of 2009. My husband and kids have tested positive too. I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms are Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Auto immune disease, and hypo-thyroid.
 
Started treatment with samento in june 2009. Side effects are swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys.
 
Anaphylactic reactions to beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.
 
My family and I are enjoying a life without dairy for the last 19 years.  We have also removed sugar, gluten, beef and soy for the last 5 years.


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   Posted 3/9/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I add Batherapy to the Epsom Salt and Hydrogen Peroxide and it is awesome. It is used to relax the body and muscles and just adds to the great feeling of a detox bath.
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