woah, A patient with a vitamin D deficiency from inadequate sunlight or dietary intake needs 1,000 IU daily, whereas a patient with significant malabsorption from Crohn's disease may need 50,000 IU daily. So your right. I recall her saying twice a day. The form she gave me is two tablets in a pack. If done twice a day that would put me at 1600. It would also throw calcium pretty far up there.
It says with severe def <8, its reasonable to take 50,000 iu, orally twice a week for 6-8 weeks.
For moderate (i was 8.3 so is this where Id fall?)- its suggests 50,000 iu a week for 6-8 weeks
then after patient has been replenished to use
A patient with a vitamin D deficiency from inadequate sunlight or dietary intake needs 1,000 IU daily, whereas a patient with significant malabsorption from Crohn's disease may need 50,000 IU daily.
We never discussed this replenishing thing and now Im wondering if I should call her or just take what I have.
She has me using Caltrate 600+DPlus which she did say take twice. Since each tablet is 400 and there are 2 tablets per pack, my vitamin D would be at 1600. (i think the nurse said only take one pack thats why the 800 i stated before confused me)..glad id saved this as my memory isnt great with what i read (as you can tell).
The calcium then would be 600 x 4(tabs) also , bringing it to 2400.
Question for you? What were your levels as far as deficiency when tested? Did they do this replenishing thing with you?
What form do you take now? Caltrate or?
thanks for making me relook at this!
Post Edited (Kiera) : 1/10/2008 8:44:12 AM (GMT-7)
I’m so glad to hear about your encouraging test results! I hope this last round of tests will be negative as well, and that you start feeling a ton better once you raise your vit D levels.
Hi there everyone, and hi to Kiera...it has been about a week since I posted - and read all of this, and glad that Kiera is gaining some ground on all of this.
The neurologist also put me on 2000 IU of vitamin D per day as well.
I live in Alberta Canada. I watched a program last night on MS, and it has been determined that Canada is the highest in the world for MS, and that the province that I live in is the highest in Canada.
So in one sense this is not good, however on the other hand, seeing that I live in such a suseptable location - all are targeting Alberta for research etc - which overall is good for everyone...
During this program, they included a phrase that Alan Osmond came up with, and I have included it in my daily thoughts - "I have MS, but MS does not have me"
Just thought that I would pass on that tid bit of information..
Have a nice day all,
Decided to edit to ask a question. Gary? Which is it. That Canada has three times the amount or that it is tripling. If its gaining ground or increasing , have they discovered why this could be?
Post Edited (Kiera) : 1/10/2008 3:38:36 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Kiera) : 1/11/2008 5:20:50 AM (GMT-7)
Good morning, and as well I enjoyed your post too Kiera. Actaully I enjoy everyone's post.
In Canada right now, the rate of people getting MS has tripled in a very short period of time. It is more so in the province of Alberta (where I live) and here, the estimate is that the disease will strike 1:300, which in my opinion is very high.
They have a massive research team here right now, both at the University of Alberta, and at the University of Calgary, and it is my understanding that there are specialist coming from all over the place to narrow in on why Alberta is the highest in the world.
So all in all, this may end up being a good thing.
The drug that I am injecting is Copaxone. I have not had any problems with it so far, and last night was my 22nd injection. I did hit a muscle the other night, that created a bit of an "ouch" but I will master this task!!!
So to you all, a great day, and a pleasant weekend.