... My vitamin D levels tested at 32 (35-100). My doctor felt that I should be more in the 50 to 100 range and so I tood 50000IU's per week for 13 weeks. Last test showed my levels at 70. Much better according to the doc. Now I am on a maintenance dose of 1000IU's in addition to what is in my multi and calcium supplements. We will test again after awhile to make sure it is... (4 replies)
... I'll add my input also. My family doctor tested my vitamin D levels after I was diagnosed with osteopenia. He seems very up on it. ... (7 replies)
... it is my understanding that if you have a malabsorption prob. this will affect your using the d vit supplement that you ingest. This was suspected in my case, as I also had low iron and bone loss. So I had the celiac blood test and upper endocscopy. ... (27 replies)
... i was given the vit d 50000IU because my level was 10. ... (4 replies)
... especially the huge dose ie 50000IU once a week? ... (3 replies)
i am 36yo with osteoporosis. i have been taking vit D3 1000IU twice a day for a month or so. now my doc wants to change it to 50000IU once a fortnight instead
can anyone tell me the benefits of this or possible risks
i am taking calcium 1000mg and magnesium 600mg each day (5 replies)
... i have been taking vit D3 1000IU twice a day. my doc wants me to change to 50000IU once a week instead
anyone know the pros and cons of this? (5 replies)
... Hi Myth - this has been a very interesting thread. A lot of stuff that has needed to be said. As far as vitamin D - Yes - I was tested and was deficient. My Doc put me on 50000IU's for 13 weeks to build up my supply. After the 13 weeks I retested and was at 78 (35-100). He felt that was much better and so now I am on a maintenance dose of 1000IU per day. Hopefully that is... (65 replies)
... I never remembered what my T scores were. The doc had me overdose on Vitamin D, at 50000IU once a week for four weeks and that got that to normal. Taking Calcium and Vitamin D is all the doc has me doing. ... (6 replies)
... Any young guys here with Osteoporosis with tips?
In June of 2005 I had surgery for Crohn's Disease and the Gastroenterologist wanted me to get a BDT test and I finally got one this month....and it wasn't good!!
Being just 29, the doc just wants to sentence me to vitamin D2 - 50000IU, aka ergocalciferol, once a week for a month and maybe two months, depending on the lab... (6 replies)