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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

You don't say:

1) What his level was
2) What dose he is taking
3) How long he took that dose
4) What his level was after doing supplementation

Most docs tend to give inadequate dosages, so until I know more I can't say what the problem might be. It might very well be that he's just not taking enough.

Let me know...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
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response to your questions,,,
by: AJT

1) His level was 10
2) The dose he was taking is 1000iu daily
3) He took that dose for a month and it made him sick to his stomach so he quit taking it and told our GP who couldnt offer any solutions or explain what would cause him to be so low. Our GP then sent him to a neuro Dr for the other sx I mentioned and he asked my husband why he wasnt seeing an endocrinologist.
4) The GP didnt recheck his level until almost 8 months later after several requests from my husband and the level was still 10.

I wouldn't expect him to be any higher..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!


Well, I'm not sure why you would expect your husband's level to be any higher. Please read my page on Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment and you'll see that the 'standard' dose for treatment is 50,000 IU's per week or about 7000 IU's per day.

With someone with a level as low as your husband's, they often give double or even triple that dose for a month and can give up to 600,000 IU's in the first month!!

1000 IU's is a MAINTENANCE dose for a newborn infant!! You husband took that for a week and stopped, so he got a TOTAL of one day's dose for an average person for almost a year!! Yipes!

Why would his level be any higher when he effectively got almost ZERO vitamin D!?

You need to understand that humans need a lot more vitamin d than most doctors and researchers think. And just because you think that your husband gets 'a lot' of sun doesn't mean that he's getting enough- and obviously he's not.

One researcher even did a study on people living in Hawaii who got 20 HOURS of sun exposure per week and THEY were deficient too! So, there is likely nothing 'wrong' with your husband. What's wrong is that you think he's getting enough vitamin d and he isn't!!

He needs MORE- close to 600,000 IU's ASAP! Then you can see in a month or two if his symptoms are improved.

Also, please be sure to read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D and you'll see that not enough magnesium can also contribute to the problem- but in any case, your husband needs FAR FAR more vitamin d than he is getting.

Please spend some time on my website and you'll understand more... all of your questions are answered on my site...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Thank you!
by: AJT

Thank you so much your information was very helpful!!! Will hopefully get him back on the right track soon..

PS the info on your web page has been very helpful as well!

Too bad our MD wasn't!

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