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Old 04-11-2011, 07:42 AM   #61
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I can't believe I never saw this sticky before! I just got my #s back today and I'm at 25. Doc is prescribing D2 (I'm almost positive). But I'll skip that and go with the D3. I'll get retested in a few weeks and then see what happens in the summer when I'll get outside lots.
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i would not re-test for at least 4 weeks and yes, summer's almost here
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Thanks Irene! I figured about 8, since that's what they wrote the prescription out for the D2 that I won't take.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #64
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Josh just got a letter from his doc, after a physical. His level is also 8. He's prescribed the apparently standard response: Ergocalciferol, 50,000 UNIT Capsule. 1 per week, for three months.

I don't really know what to do.
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that's not a pretty number

could you afford oil-based drops? i like high potency NSI D3 from vitacost. iirc, they weren't entirely unreasonably priced.
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I run a Frontier wholesale co-op. I can get a lot of things cheap through that. I'll look there.
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How do you know how much to take? Is it the same amount, just spread out every day?

I was prescribed the same thing. I've been taking 10,000 IU now every day of the D3 oil-based Carlson drops, sometimes an extra drop or two if I feel like it. I'm not really sure if that's 'right' but am not worried about it based on research I did a while back.
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you make an educated guess of what to take, and then re-test in 2-3 months (that's what doc do with rx d2 too)
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That's what I'm doing!!! Thanks!
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We are going to use the prescribed amount, but D3 instead of D2, and show up for the retest in 3 months, to evaluate the effectiveness of that dose.
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My recent blood test results were something like 12 or 13 (can't remember for sure - had a lot of things tested ) for Vit D. I've been on supplements for 3 weeks, now and feel worse. Basically, the supplements are corn-oil based & I've confirmed my corn sensitivity/allergy. I've been instructed to go off my D3 supplement for a week to see if that alleviates my migraines & rage.

In the interim, would a fish oil supplement help, since that appears to be a significant source of vit D?
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You can switch to any form of vit D your body can handle. There are a lot of manufacturers, and some natural food sources.
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oh man. can you find some vit d that isn't corn based? CLO or fish oil couldn't hurt anything I wouldn't think...unless their is corn oil in it as well. My Vitd is coconut oil based..btw.
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No corn in my fish oil. I bought it for Mac, actually, hoping it would help him w/his focus, but I didn't realize the capsules were so big (our local-yokel store didn't have just the liquid ). I checked the ingredients today & CF! So, I'm going to start those & see if I can tolerate them.
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