Osteopenia with a 27 vitamin D level
I am a 52 years old overweight female with a family history of Osteoporosis. I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where we have lots of sun. Unfortunately,test showed I have a vitamin D deficiency(27).
My doctor prescribed vitamin D shots and I was going to get them when I came across this article. Now, I am reconsidering my decision. I have been on Fosamax and I take Calcium and vitamin D supplements on a daily basis(800mg): (Caltrate +.GNC wonen's formula).
I have been on this routine for 3 years since I was diagnosed as Osteopenic.I wonder if this dose is enough. I also want to know how I can make use of the sun and when is the best times to get exposed to it.