Similar to probro, my Vitamin D levels were below normal since my UC diagnosis (prior to that they were actually very good). I take 2000 IU/day and 50,000 IU twice a month. Since starting that regimen I've gotten up to the higher side of the normal range. The 2000 IU is over the counter, but 50,000 IU is a prescript
ion. Depending on the test results that are coming back this week I might wean off of the higher dose but I expect I will probably supplement forever.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13