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Ask you doctor to arrange a blood test, to see how low you are. If you are as low as 12.5 ng/mL then you should ask for a prescription to correct it. The prescribed meds work much better than the over the counter ones. Then go back for another test, after the course, to see how much difference it has made.
If i had known this 8 years ago I wouldn't have suffered so much pain from my deficiency..... all because the NHS were trying to save money on prescriptions!

I had blood tests about 3 weeks ago Twink and am now on 20000 IU Fultium D3 - one per day. After 15 days I am told to go down to 10000 IU as a maintenance dose. Further checks in 6 months. Hopefully it will help, although I know I also have osteoarthritis which has plagued me for quite a few years. I must be wearing out
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Re: Vitamins for general health

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I had blood tests about 3 weeks ago Twink and am now on 20000 IU Fultium D3 - one per day. After 15 days I am told to go down to 10000 IU as a maintenance dose. Further checks in 6 months. Hopefully it will help, although I know I also have osteoarthritis which has plagued me for quite a few years. I must be wearing out
Aerolor, it is normal for a doctor to start you on a high dose & when they check in 6 months they will know if they have managed to get your levels balanced. Taking a similar pill for 3 months solved my problem, but they say if I notice anything gets worse I can just have another test.
I hope it all goes well & make sure your calcium levels remain good, as that helps with your osteoarthritis.
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Also foods to eat rich in Vit D if you have low levels are fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soyamilk, and cereals
Beef liver
Cheese
Egg yolks
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Thank you Twink and Lionqueen. I've never felt the need to take vitamins before, but I'll do as the doc tells me. It just seems such a large dose - much larger than the tabs. you see in the healthfood shops.
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Re: Vitamins for general health

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Thank you Twink and Lionqueen. I've never felt the need to take vitamins before, but I'll do as the doc tells me. It just seems such a large dose - much larger than the tabs. you see in the healthfood shops.
Yes it does although if thatís what your GP has prescribed ....?
You might want to read
https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-die...-need-to-know/ .
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Yes it does although if thatís what your GP has prescribed ....?
You might want to read
https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-die...-need-to-know/ .

Thanks for the link. I was surprised at the dosage too Zuleika and you can't get this amount in a single pill over the counter. I can buy it over the counter when I reduce the amount after 15 days. I got my results from the doctor via a phone conversation and I didn't think to ask how deficient in vit.D I am. I was more interested in some other things my blood test showed up.
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