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Old 03-01-2018, 08:55 PM   #11
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I take 2,000 units a day. I feel much better than
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:01 AM   #12
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Yeah, my levels were less than half of what they were supposed to be. Took some very strong drops for a month or 2 and just yesterday pdoc emailed me they are now actually higher than they should be. So I delegated the drops to the bottom drawer.

I took 10.000 U for about a month, and then 2000 U for 5 weeks or so.
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I can't say I ever felt any different on Vitamin D. That being said my health seriously improved for the better. I am a big believer in Vitamin D now. In my 20s I had relatively high blood pressure 130 /80. But in 2008 I started taking Vitamin D to get my levels up and my BP dropped and has stayed there. 110/70... even though I am overweight.

I did see a study yesterday though that said Vitamin d won't be effective if you don't have magnesium so if you aren't noticing any change that could be a factor. I get most of my magnesium via pumpkin seeds.. and sometimes supplements.
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I was low a couple times over the years but lately have only been using whatever is in a multivitamin. I also walk outside for a half hour daily, usually between 10 and 2, peak sun hours, no matter how cold. I am unsure if I get enough sunlight when wearing hat and scarf and coat?

I started taking 5000 vitamin D again after reading this thread-thank you! Didn't know it could make such a difference. I'll also make a point to be tested again soon.
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I have very low vit D, and calcium. I found out after a bone scan that I lost 1 in, and 1/4th. Now I take suplments, and get a injection every 6 months for my bones to start making bone again. This problem has caused my body to be weak, and I can break a bone very easy. So ladies, please get a bone scan if you can!
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I had low vitamin d in 2012. I didn’t have any symptoms before I got on the vitamin D pills and I felt no different after taking them.
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My endocrinologist told me that vitamin D deficiency is on the rise because of all of zealous “avoid the sun” mentality. He also explained that low vitamin D levels can cause abnormal liver enzyme results in lab tests. It took a few months, but I do feel better. My hair is not falling out in clumps and my skin isn’t as dry. I take 2k units per day when I take my night Meds.
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My endocrinologist told me that vitamin D deficiency is on the rise because of all of zealous “avoid the sun” mentality. He also explained that low vitamin D levels can cause abnormal liver enzyme results in lab tests. It took a few months, but I do feel better. My hair is not falling out in clumps and my skin isn’t as dry. I take 2k units per day when I take my night Meds.
Interesting! I had a vit. D deficiency. I also take 2000 IUs with my meds at night. I didn't know why it was not a good thing to have though, I just had heard that it can cause depression. My doctor never really explained to me why its important to take a supplement. But I do.
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i too had high liver enzymes, the last blood panel showed; and i have been suffering from IBS for years... my new doc put me on 2000 IU's of D3, and the change has been astonishing~! IBS alllla gone~ it's only been about 7 weeks,, i hope it helps with my dry skin, too~
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For those who are saying they feel better with more D, how long did it take for you to start feeling the positive effects of the supplement?
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