My Doctor Said Not to Use More Vitamin D3

by Diana
(Washington)

Which is better D3 or D2? My doctor has prescribed 50,000 iu vitamin D2 for 12 weeks. It has been 8 weeks and my levels have not increased. No my doctor has told me to up my dose to include taking 2000 iu vitamin D3 over the counter in addition to the 50,000 iu D2 a week.


I have read vitamin D2 is worthless, why should I continue to take vitamin D2 if it is worthless? Do I take the same amount of vitamin D3 (50,000 iu a week) as I did the vitamin D2? Is liquid vitamin D3 better or IV injection even better?

Can they give vitamin D3 by injection or liquid dose? Can I get vitamin D3 via prescription through my doctor? I also have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, chronic pain & muscle aches, low energy and extreme fatigue. Could this be related to extremely low vitamin D levels?

Thank you

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Diana,

Wow! That's really a lot of questions. To really give you an adequate answer to all of those questions, I would need you to get a Personal Consultation.

But I'll answer your questions as best I can in a few minutes. I don't know why your doctor doesn't want you to take Vitamin D3. He probably THINKS that his prescription stuff MUST be better- because it's a prescription!

But researchers say Prescription Vitamin D is not Suitable for Supplementation.

I usually recommend that people take 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D3 Supplements until their levels come up to the Optimal Vitamin D Levels, then decrease to about 5000 IU's per day.


And no, you can't get this Vitamin D3 with a prescription, sorry. And no, a Vitamin D Injection are not a good choice either.


Yes, SOME of your health problems may be helped by the vitamin D, but I doubt that ALL of them will. It sure sounds like you need to be changing your lifestyle in a BIG way.

The first thing that I would suggest is that you may have Gluten Sensitivity and that could explain a LOT of your symptoms.


So, I hope that I was able to help you out a bit and that you seriously consider that your Vitamin D Level is not the ONLY nutritional deficiency that you have and that your eating habits are potentially creating some of your health problems.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

My Doctor Did Not Say Do Not Take Vitamin D3
by: Anonymous

Hi, Kerri

My doctor did not say to not take more Vitamin D3. What I was saying was that the prescription my doctor provided was for vitamin D2 not Vitamin D3. Now I understand the physicians do not write prescriptions for vitamin D3 from you and I will supplement vitamin D3 from over the counter.

What is the actual test for gluten sensitivity and do I request this test from a physician? Is this testing for celiac disease?

Do you believe rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.....chronic pain, inflammation, fatigue can be lessened by eliminating gluten from the diet?

Thank you


No Guarantee, but...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, I'm glad that you are getting tested for Celiac, but.. if it comes back negative that does not mean that you are not gluten sensitive. Unfortunately, doctors only recognize Celiac Disease and there is no test for Gluten Sensitivity except for a Gluten Intolerance Diet as a self-test.

But be sure NOT to do the gluten self-test until AFTER you have done the tests for Celiac because you MUST be eating gluten for the tests to come back positive- if they are going to.

While there is no guarantee that you will feel better on a gluten-free diet, I've found that SO MANY people feel better from SO MANY chronic illnesses that there is a very good chance that you will feel better on the diet.

With your RA, you also might be interested in taking a look at the Arthritis Trust they have an excellent success rate at getting people better from RA- up to 85%, and they believe that these autoimmune diseases are curable in most cases- and so do I.


Good luck, and let us know how it goes.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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