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Elevated Vitamin D Levels
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

So the first question that I have for you is,

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"Which Vitamin D Level are you calling Elevated?"

There are TWO different levels that doctors usually do and they look VERY similiar, but they are not the same:

1) 1,25 (OH) D Level, also called a DiHydroxy Level or a DiHydroxyVitamin D Level

2) 25(OH)D Level or a Hydroxyvitamin D Level

If the FIRST one has been elevated twice, then that says that she has some calcium metabolism issue and you should check with an endocrinologist.

If the SECOND one was elevated twice, then that is another story. If she is out in the sun ALL Of the time- for instance she is on the swim team or she is a lifeguard, then this is perfectly normal. Simply make sure that she is not getting vitamin D in her multivitamins or anywhere else.

Elevated vitamin D levels from the sun do NOT indicate danger or even toxicity. And the levels that you reported to me are NOT toxic levels IF they are vitamin D hydroxy levels. They are high and she should have her CALCIUM levels checked.

If her CALCIUM level is high, then you might have a problem.

So, if you could give me some more information about 25 (OH) D vs 1,25(OH)D and whether she is out in the sun frequently and whether they did a calcium and/or parathyroid hormone level, that would help.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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Hyper 25-hydroxyvitamin D and normal 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D
by: Anonymous

I did five times Vitamin D test this year. The numbers for 25-hydroxyvitamin D are 87(Feb), 143(Aug), 125(AUG), 158(NOV) in one lab and 21(Oct, deficiency???) from another lab. My 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D level is about 55. My Ca++ level is normal. I didn't take any vitamin pills or other nutritional supplements. I even avoid sun exposure or any foods with Vitamin D (e.g. milk). My weight is normal but lost 7 lbs this year with normal meals. I had chest X-ray check which is normal. My doctor and I don't know what is wrong and what we can do to bring down my Vitamin D level. I really appreciate if anyone can help.

Use the one that showed deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, if all of your levels were high, but you don't take vitamin d, I suspect that the lab that you are using is incorrect and the lab that reported deficiency IS correct.

You should have your doctor send two samples AT THE SAME BLOOD DRAW to the TWO DIFFERENT labs for comparison.

I'll bet you that the one that is reporting the high numbers is simply wrong and the one reporting the deficiency is correct. There is simply no physiologic reason to have a high 25(OH) D level with no sun exposure and no supplements.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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Vit D & Calciférol
by: Anonymous

Vit D,25-Hydroxy was 44.5
Calcitrol (1,25DI-OH Vit D) was 81.5

I supplement with 2000U Vit D
PMD advised to stop Vit D.
I have history of kidney stones.
I also take Unithroid & TSH is 1.4
No other meds or history.

by: Kerri Knox

Your doctor is an idiot. You are at exactly the right level you should be, and 2000 IU's is a maintenance dose. Your regimen is just fine.

25OH D vit level
by: AnonymousSimone

Good morning.
Just got my blood tested and my 25OH D Vit level is 81.32.
My Ca is normal at 9.0
I do take 2500mg or (5k when flying) once a day. I'm a Flight attendant and work red eyes.
I also take krill oil. (500mg once or twice daily).
The only abnormal results were:
NE% = 6.1
ESR = #48
CO2 = 34
HDLD = 69.


Vitamin D High?
by: Anonymous

I have a family member whom after spending 7 weeks in the hospital (two of those in ICU) began taking large doses daily of D3. A doctor just checked his levels (I don't know which test). A nurse called to say the level was 104 and normal range is 50-100. They want him to stop the supplement. I'm not sure if it is relevant but he has diabetes, CHF,and CKD. He has been taking 20,000 units daily for three months.

Active vitamin d level high
by: Anonymous

Hi there.
My vitamin d was 9
And my active vitamin d level is 106(reference range was from.9 to.90)

Should i be concerend ?

not elevated
by: Kerri Knox

your vitamin d is normal, not elevated. 80 ng/ml is perfect. I'm not sure why you think it's elevated.

Slightly elevated
by: Kerri Knox

His level is BARELY elevated. Just have him stop taking the vitamin D for a few weeks then go on a maintenance dose of between 3500-5000 IU's a day.

Active Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox

I have no idea what 'active' vitamin D is.

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