Vit D level 18.35 ng/E/ml

I am an RN as well. I would like to get your opinion on something. I had a Vitamin D level drawn last week, result 18.35. My physician's office just called & said to take Vitamin D 1,000 IU daily. After doing some research, this seemed like a low dose to start off with. I called a Pharmacist & she said that she thought I could get a Max 3 Vitamin D OTC that is 10,000 IU 1x/wk, so just kinda confused.


The doctor drew every lab under the sun trying to figure out why I am extremely fatigued all the time, weight gain, & hair loss. Everything was normal, Folate level a little high w/ANA (neg). but I came to realize that he didn't draw a parathyroid hormone level.

When the office called today, they are referring me to a endocrinologist, so I am thinking that maybe that's why he is ordering the lower vit D??? Just want to get started on something to help me feel better. It could take forever getting into the other Dr. Would like to get your take on this.

Thanks so much!!

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Did you have a calcium level drawn?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Lisa,

Did you have a calcium level drawn? A high calcium level would be a good reason to suspect hyperparathyroidism and give you a consult. So would abnormal thyroid hormones if they drew that, but unless either of those two things are off, then I don't know why he's sending you to an endocrinologist unless he never tests vitamin d levels and believes that everyone's vitamin d levels are 'fine' and therefore a low vitamin d level must be an endocrine problem.

Let me know if you had a calcium level drawn and what it was if you did...

In any case, if you are feeling tired, have you eliminated all processed foods and sugar? Also check out my pages on Gluten Sensitivity as that's a HUGE cause for fatigue and may actually be the earliest symptoms of gluten sensitivity BEFORE more serious health problems start.

Are you eating only organic food? Only raw, unpasteurized dairy products or have you eliminated dairy altogether? Are you using Tide, bleach and other 'store bought' household and body products? Or are they all organic, good for you household products?

All of these things contribute to fatigue, as well as nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, etc. So, you can get started on the above things before your doctor's appointment. You might be surprised at how much better you feel when you do!



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Vit D Level
by: Lisa

Hi Kerri,
Thanks for your quick response!!!

Yes, I did have a calcium level, it was 9.4

I sometimes use bleach, don't use Tide & organic wise, at times I eat organic. I just recently got hooked on organic Greek yogurt. I dont have it often though. I do appreciate your tips & will check into it.

Yes, I drink milk, eat cheese, eat yogurt & so on. I dont drink milk everyday though.

Oh my, the life of a nurse...so busy caring for others that I have certainly neglected myself.

Thanks for your response!!

Your calcium level is normal
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Since your calcium level is normal, by definition you don't have parathyroid problems so there is no need to get a PTH level.

You can feel comfortable following the instructions on my Vitamin D Therapy page since your calcium level is normal. I have no idea why your doc is sending you to an endocrinologist unless he wants your thyroid levels investigated (which would be a great idea).

But that 1000 IU's he is giving you shows me that your doc just doesn't know much about vitamin D and maybe he's just passing it along to a doctor who probably DOES know something about it- except that you'll probably get a prescription for vitamin d that you shouldn't take.

And make sure that you read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D or you might end up having side effects and problems that could have been easily avoidable...



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