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!!