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You Need to get a Vitamin D Level
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Nancy,

I'm afraid that I know absolutely nothing about what a 'lit up' bone scan could mean, so I really have nothing to offer you there unfortunately.

But what I DO want to know is how they can say that you have Vitamin D Deficiency from a Bone Scan? The 'Standard of Care' is to get a Vitamin D Level and not a bone scan for Vitamin D Deficiency. So, before you take ANYTHING you should INSIST on a Vitamin D Level so that after you take Vitamin D for 3 to 4 months, you will know whether you're level is improving or not.

So, no Vitamin D until after the level is drawn. You don't even need to wait for the results, you can begin to take the Vitamin D as soon as they pull the needle from your arm after the blood test because it is almost for sure that you are Vitamin D Deficient- because nearly everyone is- and even if you are SUFFICIENT and don't need any vitamin D- which is unlikely- taking 100,000 IU's over 2 weeks will be fine and I guarantee that you will not overdose on that.

The other thing is that, before your appointment, you should print out this research paper saying that Prescription Vitamin D is not Suitable for Supplementation sit down with a highlighter pen and highlight any questions that you may have for your doctor when you understand that he is prescribing you what researchers are telling him NOT to prescribe because over the counter Vitamin D3 Supplements are far superior.

Then you can ask him, also, why he waited until you had a bone scan that 'lit up' before he waited to tell you about Vitamin D. Whatever is going on with you may have been entirely prevented if he had thought to give you Vitamin D ten years ago BEFORE you had any problems- instead of waiting until AFTER you got serious problems!

And I would also want to know if he is leaving all of his other patients with severe vitamin D deficiency as well- instead of caring enough about his patients to check them before they have problems too. Since you live in Minnesota, I guarantee that nearly everyone you know has severe vitamin D deficiency and will be eventually having the same problems as you in the future- if they aren't already and their doctors are just simply not checking them.

So, those are the questions that I would want to know from my doctor. Sorry that I can't help you out with what your bone scan means. But please, urge everyone that you know to also get their Vitamin D Levels drawn so that they do not have to go through what you are going through now!!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

by: Anonymous

You can't guarantee that the amount of vitamin D will do this person no harm. Many people who have sarcoidosis "light up" bone density and PETs. A percentage, albeit small, of those with sarcoidosis can develop hypercalcemia due to vitamin D dysregulation. Cardiac signals can get disrupted, kidney stones are created or kidneys can fail. "Guarantee" is not a word used by ethical medical practitioners as there are often no absolutes.

Please read what I said...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I did NOT say that the vitamin d will 'do no harm', I said that I GUARANTEE that she will not overdose on vitamin d at that level (assuming that she's not getting other sources of vitamin d of course). And I CAN guarantee that. There have been NO, NONE, ZERO overdoses on vitamin d at dosages of 10,000 IU's per day or less. Also, please read my page on Vitamin D Contraindications where I discuss the problems that can occur with specific conditions (but these problems are distinct from an 'overdose' on vitamin d.

So, please do not make claims that I am saying that which I did not say and then criticize me for what you THINK that I said.

Thank you,

Kerri Knox, RN

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