How much vitamin d3 should i take

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Avatar n tn Hi, I am 36 years old and was told by my doctor that I am Vitamin D deficient. I did some lab work and my results came as: Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy value 27 ng/mL. How much vitamin D should I take? I went to the pharmacy and got Nature's Blend tablets. I am taking 1 tablet at day (1000 IU)... My Doctor was not helpful in answering my questions. I have been experiencing upper back, right shoulder, shoulder blade, and hip pain for a long time.
Avatar m tn I was trying to search for this answer, but I could not find it (it might be for a different search). I'm currently taking 10,000iu daily of Vitamin D3. How much K2 should I take daily?
1532707 tn?1312155924 I do take it. When my attack began (end of May this year), my D level was pretty low: 25. The nurse practitioner I saw at the time had me take 50,000 IU weekly for three months. After that, my neuro said to take 2,000 IU daily. Not that we should consider her word the gospel truth, trust me. But I think most doctors recommend 1,000-2,000 IU daily.
944903 tn?1269268918 I take 2,000 IU of vitamin D (as vitamin D3). Earlier this year I was found to be very deficient in vitamin D, I went on a treatment of 20,000 IU for 2 months then I was put on 2,000 IU per day for the rest of my life. When I got pregnant I just kept taking the same amount. I have not discussed that with my gynecologist but my regular doctor told me it's very important for pregnant women to get enough vitamin D during pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Are you taking Vitamin D Supplement? I too have vitamin D deficiency and I was planning to take Vitamin D supplements.Thanks for your information Renee *********, it is really useful for me.
Avatar n tn How much vitamin D3 are you taking? Recommended daily dosage is between 400 and 2400 IU, depending on who you talk to, although tests have been done with subjects taking up to 10,000 IU with no reported overdosing problems. Also, you should be taking it with a meal containing fat, since D3 is fat solluble. Maybe there's something else. I'll presume you've discontinued your vitamin D3 supplementation?
867582 tn?1311627397 When I last had my bloods done (May) then my vitamin D level was 12. My neuro said that I should take 1000-2000 iu per day as a vitamin supplement, but that's nowhere near the 50,000 twice a week being suggested here. Could you tell me whether I need to be pushing for a stronger dose here? It wasn't something I'd really thought about.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone I have got some vitamin D3 in a liquid form I'm just trying to workout what is the ideal amount to take for someone with chronic hep b its says for evey 0.5ml there is62.5 ug (its not actually a "u" looks like a "y" the wrong way around. I currently take Magnesium and calcium aswell. No probs with that but I have bought some liquid zinc can anyone give me a good idea how much is good for someone with hep B.
Avatar m tn I will start taking liquid D3 on Fri. My Neurologist told me to take 2000MG and did not think much of my numbers. He also said he did not think this was my issue and gave me a pill. My endocrinologist said I should take more and I am starting with 6000MG. My symptoms. Light headed ( I feel like I had a few drinks) Vision gets a little blurry ( been to the eye doctor already) Some Ear pain but better now. I was told I had an inner ear issue but they were wrong.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone can help me. When I became pregnant in 2005 it was discovered that I had hepatitis B. I went to the gastroentologist for followup and he said that the levels were so low not to worry about it unless I felt sick. I haven't seen or been check for anything hepatitis related since now because I didn't think it was a big deal.
5844567 tn?1378967719 How could i recover my deficiency of VITAMIN d3! i am 26 year female and my value is JUST 7.5 !! please help me out !! i am very worried !!
Avatar n tn I tested my vitamin D level. What do my results mean? I just picked the last two levels since the article is very long.... "My level is between 100-150 ng/ml Although these levels aren’t toxic and aren’t usually harmful, they are thought to be too high. There are no known benefits to having a vitamin D level over 100 ng/ml.
Avatar m tn I have MS and started supplementing with high dose vitamin D3 over 10 years ago now. I read several articles giving conflicting advice about the optimum level of D3 supplementation for MS patients. At first I was aiming for 80 nmol/L, then 150-200 nmol/L and I even read an article suggesting that vitamin D3 toxicity only occurred above 500 nmol/L.
Avatar m tn My doctor gave me supplements to take. Each pill is 1,000 IU and he told me to take 5 a day. I told him I though that was too much and he said to then take two for now. Is 2,000 IU a day too much? On the label it says not to take more then 1 a day but he wanted me to take 5!
Avatar f tn There is no established best time to take it. However what works best is to take your supplements with a meal. I take my D3 gel cap supplements 3 times a day -- 2400 IUs with breakfast, 1000 IUs with lunch and 1000 IUs with dinner. (D3 is best absorbed by the body when taken with a fat and our meals contain fats).
Avatar f tn I'm in the same boat. My doctor just tested my vitamin D for the first time ever on Tuesday, and yesterday they called back with the results and said my Vitamin D was extremely low. My dad had that problem too, so I'm wondering if it's partially hereditary. I am a 33-year-old female diabetic, very overweight, always tired, achy, have mild asthma and lots of allergy and sinus problems and infections.
550622 tn?1247656720 I was diagnosed about 7 months ago with Vitamin D defiency by my Endocrinologist. I now take 2,000 IU's softgels of Vitamin daily. My D level as of 2 weeks ago had come up to 25. She wants to see it well above 30. My question is this. I have a cold/flu this week. Does anyone know if you can take more than 2,000 IU's of Vitamin D a day. I've read you can take up to 4,000 IU's. Thanks for any input!
335728 tn?1331414412 I know that in previous discussions about Vitamin D, it came up that D3 gel caps were the kind to take. I asked my GPs advice nurse about it, as I had some tablets that said Dry Vitamin D on the bottle. She replied that there is no scientific evidence that the D3 gel caps work better, but that a lot of their patients had better results with them, that there was plenty of anectdotal evidence to support that use of D3 gel caps.
1139187 tn?1355706647 I do know that often people with auto immune issues have trouble taking oral vitamin D in any form because they have a reaction to it, like diarrhea or something. But, then again, I know others with thyroid conditions, like Hashimoto, who do take some vitamin D (don't know how much), who haven't had to change their thyroid medication dosage or anything, who are okay taking the amount of vitamin D they do take.
Avatar f tn PS serum d3 tests are ok -- but just not as informative as running hydroxy 25 test which will tell how your body uses the d3 it gets. I believe d3 is fat soluble so you want to limit, unless you have otherwise the need to take it, your lifetime intake of it.
4065534 tn?1400548736 4,000 iu of vitamin D3 is actually not enough if you are deficient. You can take as much as 6,000 iu of vitamin D3 even when your vitamin D levels are normal--just for maintenance. Therefore, 4,000 iu of vitamin D3 is insufficient when you are dealing with vitamin D deficiency. Most of us also need to have at least 1,000 mg of magnesium citrate, as most people in America are also magnesium deficient. You may find that you need as much as 1,500 mg of magnesium each day.
773755 tn?1328119777 i've had fatigue syndrome for almost 3 years - so i lie down a lot and not one-fifth of how active i used to be. i've improved gradually but for the first 2 years i was very inactive. should i be taking calcium? my levels seem okay. do you get calcium levels tested? have you had a test for osteoporosis or bone density?
398059 tn?1447945633 Back when I first found out I had MS, I started taking Vitamin D3 because I read that is was the best form of the vitamin to be taking because it best mimiced the effect of the sun. Does anyone here happen to know if this really an issue.
Avatar f tn However I am still experiencing some of the symptoms that plagued me before namely dizziness and lightheadedness. How long does it take after vitamin d levels are normal for all symptoms to go away? This deficiency is really ruining my life! I am very concerned that my levels are normal and my symptoms are still there. Had full blood work done and everything is normal and I'm not suffering from anxiety.