Vitamin D3

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Vitamin D3

Postby smileandbehappy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:17 pm

Hello there,

I was told by my rheumatologist that my Vitamin D was low and she recommended that I take a supplement of D3. She did not tell me how much. Does anyone know what the recommended daily amount should be?
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby sidrick » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:46 pm

My doctor gave me these yesterday . 1 twice a day , morning and evening after food
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby Garyl » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:54 pm

Been on them for over a year now is 1 twice a day as been already said, also have to have a b12 injectin every 3 months
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby STORMYSANDS » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:10 pm

I was advised the same by rheumy but never told dose. I used a spray from H&B that was 3000ui but my levels still low. GP prescribed 20,000ui twice a day for 10 days then 1 x 20,000ui once a week. Hope they help. Not noticed much difference yet. No difference on the 3000ui.
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby humphreys » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:16 pm

Hi. Yes I take them twice a day. 500mg each tablet, don't know if they'll work I've only been on them for about 6month, but fingers crossed.
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby smileandbehappy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:08 pm

Thanks everyone. Sidrick and Garyl what dose is each tablet that you take?
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby Edenian » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:22 am

I have Chronic Pain - treated as CFS/ME but I take a holistic approach and look at other similar conditions and treatments. I spent 4 months in hospital at the National ME Centre in Romford. On leaving the hospital I was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency (10n/mol) I did get my level up to just over 60 but it since dropped to 32. I had taken H&B Sunvites 1000iu daily upto 3,000 units a day but it played havoc on my insides - so I stopped. My GP can't/won't test for Vit D so I have gone private. I recently had a 300,000 iu injection and now take just one 20,000 iu of Vit D3 every two weeks with a review at 3 months. I have read books on the subject and am determined to get to my optimum level 100 to 120 n/mol - not the "adequate" 60/80 used by the NHS as this is now generally accepted by most as inadequate for people with Fibro/ME/Chronic Pain. The NHS advice is way behind the curve and only really applies if you are otherwise healthy. For about £130 the very nice Dr Karwan at The Cromwell Hospital will help you out. Good luck to everyone on here.
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby PennyJ » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:06 am

I am on 10mcg once a day and have been taking them for nearly a year, asked my doctor if we could check my levels and he told me they don't check again. So, how do I know if they are working. I'm not sure if they work, I do feel better but don't know if it's the vitamin D3 or the Co Q10 that I am taking. .
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby sam4johnny » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:32 pm

Hi everyone I'm new here although I've been an avid reader of the site.

I was told I had low Vitamin D and advised to take a supplement. Anyway long story short I was taking so many vitamins and meds (I'm bipolar too) that I was rattling and decided to stop them all. I'm now thinking that was a mistake as I've been in pain and had major flare ups since stopping. I've now started back on them to see if I'm right, I'm taking 10.000iu of vit d, glucosamine 1,500mg, omega 3 fish oil 3,000mg, vit B3 complex 16mg, CoQ10 300mg, on top of 600mg pregabalin, 50mg amytriptaline, 225mg Venlafaxine, 10mg aripiriprazole, and 200mg Lamotrigine, and of course co-codomol 30/500mg when every 3 hours. As you can see I really do rattle, but as yet nothing has truly stopped the pain. I'm being referred to pain clinic for injections hopefully but in the meantime I'm hoping going back on vit D3 and the others will help.

I'd recommend getting a high strength Vit D3 from H&B and up it if you feel nothing in 6 weeks. Good luck x
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby Tashamk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:17 pm

My doctor recommended a vitamin D spray which has worked wonders for me. I'm on 3000 a day which is one spray under the tongue each morning. The doctor said to do this dose for 3 months and then drop to 1000. I tried this but noticed the difference straightaway and stayed on the 3000. I'll try to drop down again once the sun comes out!

Hope this helps,
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Re: Vitamin D3

Postby smileandbehappy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 pm

thanks for your advice. Mum has just bought me 4000 tab form from the health shop. I better go away and look that up now. More strain on the hands.

Bye for now and a happy evening to you all. :-D
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