My Vitamin D level came back 16.
My doctor thought I might have a vitamin D deficiency based on my depression, tiredness and chronic hip pain so he ordered a vitamin D test. It came back as 16 which he says is low. He prescribed 50,000 IU daily for 8 weeks then wants to check my blood again.
Does this sound right to you?
Yes, if you were to read the page on Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment
page, you'll see that that is very much the 'standard of care' and is ALSO what researchers do and recommend, so it's perfect. The ONLY
thing that I would change about that is that it is NOT
recommended to take prescription Vitamin D.
Read my article on Think Twice Before you Take that Prescription Vitamin D
and consider taking Vitamin D3 Supplements
instead at the same dosage- or even up to 10,000 IU's per day for the 8 weeks until you get your level.
That would be safe and effective as well.