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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2014, 12:48:03 AM »
I had low vit d also. It was at 10....i took vit d supplements for a month. Dont know if it got better though
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2014, 01:00:13 AM »
Have you been on any new meds?

I had a MS scare, but stopped asking for tests after the clean MRI.

Nope, I don't take any meds for that matter. And my initial MS scare stopped after my initial clean brain scan, but reignited again for some reason  :fragend005:
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2014, 07:21:10 AM »
I had low Vit D in March of 2013. Levels were 19. I was prescribed a once a week dose of 50,000 ius and after I finished that I continued to take regular vitamin D supplement of 2,000 ius and a multi vitamin with 1,000 ius and I had my levels re checked in April of this year and they were 49 so at the normal level. Vitamin D is very important to our body. I suggest taking up to 5.000 ius a day. A safe level is actually 100 and the most effective in cancer fighter properties is 70-80. I'm working at getting my levels to about 70.

Low vitamin D has nothing to do with MS. It's the #1 vitamin deficiency because it's just now being discovered how important this vitamin is. The majority of the population doesn't get enough vitamin D!!!
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2014, 07:39:31 AM »
I have low vitamin d. Mine was 25 supposed to be 30. I didn't really notice a difference. If there was a difference I chalked it up to pregnancy
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2014, 07:47:28 AM »
My Vit. D level was 19 the first time it was checked. It took a year to get it to 100 and I take 6,000 IU's a day, every day.

I am in my 60's.  Once you get past a certain age, your skin no longer metabolizes the sun to create Vit. D. People who like in HOT areas, even tho the sun is bright, tend to spend more time indoors to avoid the heat and have lower levels. People of color tend to have low Vit. D. People with intestinal issues like IBS tend to have lower Vit. D levels. 

Remember, if buying supplements or taking daily Vitamins, it's Vit. D 3 and not just Vit. D that you need!

Vitamin D has been proven to help extend the life of cancer patients and prevent recurrences. I've been taking it for 5 full years now. 
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2014, 09:22:09 AM »
My D level is 17.  VERY low.  Do you live in the Midwest?  Low D is SO common now with people wearing sunscreen all the time.  TAKE the supplement.  Mine works almost like an antidepressant.  I have less pain, I'm more cheerful, and I have LESS anxiety! 

Make sure you take a GOOD D3 supplement.  NOW brands is a good one.  Start with 2000 IU.  You can go up to 5000 when you are sick. 

Low D is linked to a LOT of illnesses.  Low thyroid, for one.  Have you had that checked?  Chances are that you have no other comorbid conditions,  thought, and you just have low D.  Now a biggie.  Get it up and you will feel better.
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2014, 10:06:13 AM »
I had below normal d.  my hubs and my youngest too.  I bet everybody not on supplements will be below what is considered normal.  I take 2000mg d3, a multi with it and ca pill with it---when I remember ;) .  I also walk 4 miles a day in the mornings so I get sun that way.   at any rate my d level at my last blood work was in the 50's. so normal.   

I am more concerned about low d for bone issues.  taking d or not I have no change in mood or how my body feels. 
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2014, 01:10:01 PM »
Yes ^^^^^ that's right you need to buy D3 and start taking it. It won't hurt you!!!! It's a very very important vitamin!!!
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2014, 02:17:16 PM »
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Low vitamin D has nothing to do with MS.

They haven't proven causality between low vit d and MS, but the two do share some connection. All new studies are showing that MS patients with higher vit D levels do better in the long-term and go into remission more often. Plus there's the obvious "risk factor" of living in northern latitudes with less sunlight half of the year. Some researchers are even going so far to say that it might be possible to prevent MS by keeping vit D levels up. So it doesn't hurt for all of us to keep our levels high!
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Re: Low Vitamin D
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2014, 03:28:21 PM »
I had low Vitamin D and my doctor placed me on a supplement to raise it. I was at 23 and now I am at 78. He stated most people in the Mid-West have low Vitamin D due to low sunlight most of the year. I use Ortho-Molecular Vitamin D3 5000IU supplement. Its not that expensive and it has raised my levels fairly quickly. I get a CBC w/diff blood test every 4  months and since I used this supplement it has worked wonders for me.
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