Can't find a doctor knowledgeble in vitamin D- need advice
Last March during a routine physical I told my doctor I was not feeling well. She told me it was part of aging because everything was fine with my check-up. Not satisfied I did some research and had my vitamin D level checked by a 25 hydroxy test. My level was 28, and that was 3 weeks after I started taking 1600IU a day of vitamin D(cholecalciferol).
The doctor said I was slightly deficient and to continue what I was doing. Still not satisfied I started getting more sun this past summer and started taking an additional 5,000 IU once a week. I had another test taken October 1 and my level is 49.
I am feeling much better, but I am wondering if my level should be even higher? I am also concerned that in the winter months this dosage may not be enough to maintain, and would it be better to take all my vitamin D daily instead of 5,000 a week in addition? 2,000 or maybe 3,000 a day?
I cannot find a doctor knowledgeable of vitamin D let alone any supplements in my area that takes my insurance-so
I am carefully doing this on my own.
Would love some advice on dosing.