Pat Fill said...
My lab test for "25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D (ng/ml) was 26. The normal range is listed as 30-100. My doctor said it was pitiful low and told me to take 10,000 units of D3 and retest in 3-4 months. I questioned him about the amount. He said that is the acceptable amount and will drop down to 5000 units later. He told me to take them together at one time with a fatty meal.
I eat salmon once a week, do not drink milk , consume mushrooms as they have vitamin D (one of the few foods with D that do have it without being added to it).
I purchase 5000 unit D3 at local store here in US. I think it would be helpful to you to get the blood test and be guided by your doctor.
My neighbor had low D and her doctor gave her 25,000 units--a one time dose. I do not know her lab test results. I strongly suggest that you be guided by a health professional and hope it will get you feeling better and healthy for your possible upcoming journey. I sincerely wish you the best. Pat
Thank you for your reply. A little update, but an important one. I just had a blood test and requested my vitamin d3 levels be checked. I was just told my "vitamin D" levels were 80 units. I wasn't told specifically about
vitamin d3 though; are they one and the same in a blood test?