Had Vitamin D Injections Last Year and I'm Deficient Again

by malihanaheed

Vitamin D Injections for Foot Pain- Really!

Vitamin D Injections for Foot Pain- Really!

One year back I was having pain on the bottom of my feet. My doctor got my vitamin d test it was very much below the normal range then I got Vitamin D Injections.

My level increased to 62 ng, but now recently I got it tested again and it is 4 ng.

I am very worried do you approve of some special test, looking forward to your reply.


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You Need Vitamin D More than Once a Year!
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

The answer to your Vitamin D Deficiency is not in getting some special test. You ARE getting the right test.

You simply need to TAKE vitamin D!!

You can't expect an injection a year ago to keep your Vitamin D Levels up forever! Vitamin D is a nutrient/hormone that must be taken continually -or made by exposure to the sun!

Your question is a bit like someone saying, "I was dehydrated last week, so I drank some water and now I'm dehydrated again. What should I do?"

What you need to do it to:

1) Get Treated for Your Vitamin D Deficiency - NOT using Vitamin D Injections

2) Meet your Vitamin D Requirements the rest of the year with Vitamin D3 Supplements!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com

by: Anonymous


Thanks for your information. I have started with Vitamin D3 Supplements as well as Cod Liver Oil Supplementstoo.

I do try to sit in the sun early morning. After how long I should get again my test.

Thank you

by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

The Morning Sun is GREAT for general health- in fact, early morning sun is WONDERFUL and highly recommended.

In fact, in the book The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century the medical directors of two different 'Heliotherapy' healing centers on two different continents who did NOT know of each other's work, BOTH came to the conclusion that early morning sunlight specifically helped people to get better faster.

BUT, it does NOT give you Vitamin D! So, it's healing power is something OTHER than Vitamin D! My theory (just a theory mind you) is that it "sets" your cortisol levels for the day. This is an important concept in Adrenal Gland Fatigue because our cortisol levels are supposed to be the highest at about 6 am. But in our society of electric lights and staying up late, most of us are still asleep, and this abnormal situation throws millions of years of daily rhythms off- contributing to adrenal gland fatigue in so many of us.

Then another thing, read to see why I Don't Recommend Cod Liver Oil.

Good luck!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com

Vitamin D Injections
by: Anonymous

Apparently you are not aware that some folks DO NOT absorb fat soluable vitamins due to illness, malabsorption, or surgeries.

To make a statement like "do not get vitamin d injections" is doing an injustice to those who may be suffering from deficiency that has not been successfully alleviated by any type of vitamin d supplement.

I DO realize that but...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!


It would have been nice for you to leave your name so that we could have had a discussion.

I can hear that you seem to be VERY angry about my statement about vitamin d injections. But if you would have read the question, this person took injections last year, his levels DID come up, then he didn't take vitamin d and a year later he's deficient again.

This person IS able to absorb vitamin d- and the VAST majority of people can- even those who have celiac disease or who have had a portion of their stomach or intestines removed.

In the majority of people who believe that they can't absorb vitamin d, they simply may be either:

Overwhelmingly toxic from chemicals


Have magnesium deficiency

Both of which will prevent you from the conversion of vitamin d into its active form in the blood.

And for those who really truly can't absorb fat soluble vitamins, the VAST majority of those people have Gluten Sensitivity- even if they have tested negative.

Many people, even those with difficulty absorbing fats, will be able to absorb vitamin d just fine if they take it in Coconut Oil or MCT's. This is because coconut oil actually gets absorbed right through the digestive tract walls without it needing to be broken down by bile- a clear advantage to those without a gall bladder.

And then finally, before I would suggest that someone get injections of vitamin d, which have three disadvantages:

1) There is ALWAYS a chance of infection, nerve damage and allergic reaction from injections

2) It requires a doctor's visit

3) The form of vitamin d in Vitamin D Injections is D2. And D2 has so many disadvantages over d3 that I simply can't recommend that anyone take any form of Prescription Vitamin D.

Not only is giving you Vitamin D Injections NOT addressing the reason why you aren't absorbing fats and putting a 'band-aid' on the problem- even if you have have no digestive tract and are taking Total Parenteral Nutrition, I would recommend that you get a Vitamin D Producing Tanning Bed to address the vitamin d problem as that will provide you with the superior form of Vitamin D3 instead of vitamin d2.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Wrong About Vitamin D Injections
by: Anonymous

You are wrong. Vitamin D injections are D3, not D2. Geez, do some research you sound like a hippy witch doctor.

D2 injections and hippie witch doctors.
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen

Hate to break it to you, but I DO do my research, the information on D2 injections came from an interview with a hospital pharmacist. And here are some studies showing that the use ergocalciferol (which is Vitamin D2) in studies:

Injection of Vitamin D and Fractures of Aged Bones

Serum vitamin D level after an annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol

A randomised, controlled comparison of different calcium and vitamin D supplementation regimens in elderly women after hip fracture: The Nottingham Neck of Femur (NONOF) Study

This study says that Vitamin D3 injections would be a great idea for kids with rickets, but that they are not commercially available anymore in the US, where I'm based. Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and Its Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations.

So, Vitamin D injections are D2, at least in the US. But thanks for insulting me and my years of research on this site without even giving me the benefit of the doubt! :)

Thanks for keeping me on my toes and reminding me to always check my facts!

Kerri Knox, RN

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