Dont know who to believe about Vitamin D
I have always had aches and pains, however the last year the aches and pains have increased, I have swelling on my right knee, fatigue, hair falling out, memory problems, etc.. etc..
My chiropractor suggested I have my D as well as ESR checked. I had my Dr. order the tests, in the mean time my Chiropractor started me on D3-- 50k the first day and 10k there after.
The results came back:
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy 18
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, D3 18
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, D2 <4
ESR level 25
My Dr. recommended I take an over the counter vitamin D supplement, total daily dose should be 800 IU per day. She also said that even though my ESR is elevated it is nothing to worry about.
I emailed her back and asked if she was referring to D or D3, she said that the measurement of D3 is normal, the total Vit D 25-hydroxy is low. treatment is based on total D level.. what the heck does that mean??
I am sorry for the long message, but how can the Chiro and the Dr. be so apart on their recommendations?
I am 39 F, 150lbs 5'4". I know that I am overweight and I am really trying to lose, but it is just not coming off.. over the past 2 years I have gained about 35 lbs. ugggghhhh.....