Am I Being Given Enough Vitamin D?

I have been diagnosed with a level of 15nmol. My neurosurgeon checked the level after a year of disc and muscular pains (including a cervical disc replacement), low impact fractures and chronic tiredness.

The tiredness appeared after taking, and coming off of Gabapentin. The neurosurgeon, backed up by my gp have put me on a supplement of 1000 iu a day but I am finding myself more and more tired. Is this adequate?

Thank you for your help.

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please read more of my website. I have probably close to 1000 pages talking about vitamin d dosage and if you'd looked around my site you would have found AT LEAST one or two of those 1000 pages that would have told you that 1000 IU's for your level is not just ridiculously low, but such an inadequate amount that it's CRIMINAL that your doctor is giving you such a tiny amount.

To correct your deficiency, you may need to be taking 20 TIMES that dosage. Please read my page on Vitamin D Therapy to see how much you SHOULD be taking.

And I just had one more comment, you are not being 'given' anything. YOU are responsible for your health and you can't be 'given' anything unless YOU decide to take it. While this may seem to be a 'silly' distinction, it's actually not at all. When you are being 'given' something, that is passive, when you 'take' something that is active. Your use of the phrase 'being given' just lets me know that you've not embraced your own health and your own healing and are still giving away your power to doctors.

That doesn't mean that you can't go to doctors or that they don't have something to offer you, it only makes me believe that you are not taking control of your own health, you are essentially allowing your doctors to make your decisions for you instead of using them as a tool in order to achieve your optimum health.

Maybe I'm wrong, but often word usage can give insight into parts of our lives. If I'm wrong, ignore my silly little comment, but if I'm correct it might just be something for you to think about...

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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