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  1. #11
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    I'm taking 50000 vitamin d weekly try it. It works

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    Hi JRD:

    If you are deficient, usually, your doctor gives you twelve 50,000 IU pills to be taken
    for a period 12 weeks. In other words, you should take one pill per week for 12 weeks.
    Then you should have a blood test for vitamin D. If the test result is still low, the doctor may
    give you some more 50,000 IU pills. Otherwise, he will put you on a maintenance dose of
    around 1700 IU, daily.

    You can not go on indefinitely with your 50,000 IU pills. It will be toxic in the long run,
    if you keep on taking the 50,000 IU pills.

    Best of luck,
    Ali

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    Hello to all:

    Many people are confused about various terminologies in relation to Vitamin D.
    Below, I shall write the reference values to convert various systems in the world regarding the blood level, and doses of vitamin D.

    Blood level of 25-OH Vitamin D

    1ng/ml= 2.5 nmol/L
    30ng/ml= 75 nmol/L
    100 ng/ml= 250 nmol/L

    ng=nanogram
    ml=milliliter
    nmol=nanomole
    L=liter

    Vitamin D Dose

    40 I.U.= 1 mcg
    400 I.U.= 10 mcg
    1000 I.U.= 25 mcg
    50,000 I.U.= 1250 mcg or 1.25 mg

    I.U.= International Unit
    mcg= microgram
    mg= milligram

    The above information has been obtained from Dr. S. Zaidi's book, Power Of Vitamin D

    Best wishes,
    Ali

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    Hi Ali, I have tried vitamin d and it has done nothing to help me!! Thxfor your advice.... Beverley

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    Quote Originally Posted by scared44 View Post
    Hi Ali, I have tried vitamin d and it has done nothing to help me!! Thxfor your advice.... Beverley
    We're you tested for vit D def?

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    My psychologist told me to try taking vitamins D and B12 but didn't suggest a blood test nor dosage to take...I have read a lot about vit D deficiency and I am almost certain my levels are low but don't know how much to take. I am calling Monday to get a blood test to have D,B12, Magnesium and what ever else checked! I do not want to take antidepressants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalyn View Post
    My psychologist told me to try taking vitamins D and B12 but didn't suggest a blood test nor dosage to take...I have read a lot about vit D deficiency and I am almost certain my levels are low but don't know how much to take. I am calling Monday to get a blood test to have D,B12, Magnesium and what ever else checked! I do not want to take antidepressants!
    Good you need your levels checked to know how much to take. You can take to much D because its not water soluble like B12.

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    Dear Scared 44, and adrenalyn:

    As Sandy asked you in the above, have you had your vitamin D level tested ?
    You can ask your doctor to order a vitamin D (25-OH) blood test.
    Then you should take the result of your test, which most probably is low, to an endocrinologist
    (glands doctor). This type of specialist can give you proper dosage relative to your deficiency.
    Ordinary doctors, usually do not know much about the revolutionary discoveries about vitamin D.
    Unless, you find a doctor who is up to date on this subject. Your best bet, still is an endocrinologist.

    Adrenalyn--you are right to wait and see what happens on your test results. Don't forget to take your
    test results to an endocrinologist. Total magnesium tests are waste of money, because they show everybody
    having normal levels. Other magnesium tests are expensive, and not necessary. Almost all of us are short on magnesium,
    and most supplements except oxide, which has side effects, and low absorption, will do the job. So start taking either
    citrate, chelate, or malate magnesium supplements.

    Best wishes,
    Ali

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    Hi Ali
    I made a call to my doctors office today to schedule a blood test to check vitamin D and B12 levels thanks to reading this thread! I luckily have an up to date doctor who leans more towards homeopathic treatments than pharma drugs...she is very open to taking vitamins for a variety of ailments. Although she did at one point try to get me to start taking Celexa due to my recent bout with anxiety/panic attacks...I think she was trying to get a handle on it as my anxiety escalated to the point I was not going to work.

    I was wondering what is an ideal range ( normal) for vitamin D? I have read that 20-55 ng/ml is much too low and that an ideal range is 50-80 ng/ml...I just want to be sure on this.

    I will try the magnesium you have suggested

    Thanks Ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyrdh1 View Post
    Good you need your levels checked to know how much to take. You can take to much D because its not water soluble like B12.
    Thanks sandyrdh I was a little confused when my psychologist suggested vitamin D and B12 and also was talking about antidepressants and CBT classes...I was feeling very anxious at the time and just wanted to go home and think about the overload of information he was giving me lol...never even crossed my mind to ask how much do I take, when, and so on. I am so glad I came to this forum to find support and a wealth of information!

 

 

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