Should I see a specialist for low vitamin D level of 7?

by tina

I am a 48year old women. I have had thyroid (Hashimoto) for about 15 years. I was diagnosed with low vitamin d level of 7 about a month ago. I have had diarrhea and had a colonoscopy to rule out colon disease. My body hurts most of the time, mostly joint pain in fingers, knees, shoulders and elbows. If I am really active the next day I suffer. My lower back bothers alot, stiffness mostly, even though I stretch daily.

I am an active person as a rule but my energy level had dropped and the pounds have increased and staying focused on any one thing is a struggle.I feel like I am falling apart. My fingers itch a lot. The doctor has put me on 50,000 of Vitamin D for four weeks then onto 2000 a day.I don't see the doc again for 6 months.
My question...should I be seeing a specialist for this or is a regular doc. okay??

Kind of scary, I wonder what else is going on. Thank you

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What Kind of 'Specialist' would you see?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tina,

I'm not sure what kind of 'specialist' you want to see. There are no 'vitamin d specialists' and most docs (including yours) have NO IDEA how to treat vitamin d levels.

Your doctor, for instance, is giving you enough vitamin d to bring your level up to about 12- which will leave you still EXTREMELY deficient and feeling no better at all.

Your TOTAL vitamin d intake over a 4 week period will be 200,000 IU"s. Pediatricians give infants with rickets 600,000 IU's all at once and an adult with a level as low as yours might need close to a MILLION (yes, I said a MILLION) units in order to bring your levels up to normal and get you feeling better.

In addition, your doctor doesn't have you on magnesium or any other supplements and you are likely to end up with SEVERE magnesium deficiency symptoms if you start on this road. Please read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see what I mean by this.

I'm as close to an 'expert' in vitamin d that you'll find. If you want to get a consultation, you can see what I offer and my prices HERE.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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