D3 Instead of Prescribed D2
I have been fighting a virus for several weeks. My doctor tested my vitamin D level and it was 8. She put me on 50,000 IU twice a week (prescription) plus 800 iu daily (OTC D3). After investigating Vitamin D deficiency and coming across your very informative website I learned that the prescription D2 is not as effective.
I decided to take the Vitamin D 50,000 IU
once per week and supplement with 10,000 iu daily of D3 which is about the same dosage overall as prescribed.
I should probably abandon the D2 altogether but I already filled the prescription and for some reason I have a hard time going against my doctors instructions - at least totally against them. I am going to call to see if she has any objections to me switching to 15,000 D3 daily.
I know it will take time to build my level up but I'm wondering if I'm taking 10,000 iu plus per day on average and my body is using 3,000 - 5,000 per day will I feel normal i.e...as if my level was optimal - if my body has the Vitamin D available to use daily - or do you not feel your best until you get to the 40-50 range of overall level?
I have at least another month before I can get any kind of value from the sun but I plan on utilizing that as well. Thanks!