Going Nowhere With Vitamin D Treatment
Going Nowhere with Vitamin D Treatment...
For almost 2 years now I have been taking Vitamin D 50,000 IU prescribed by my endocrinologist. My levels when initially taken were less than 4. She started me on once a week. After 8 weeks of that is was up to 9. She then told me to continue this. 8 weeks later it is 10. She then increased my dose to twice a week.
After 2 years the highest my level has gotten is 19. After not being on it for 3 weeks it dropped to 16.5.
I have fatigue, difficulty falling asleep, joint pain and infertility.
I mentioned to my MD how about trying Vitamin D3 since I am not absorbing the Vitamin D2 correctly. She said, "no lets continue this course".
She did draw labs to check for absorption issues but they were normal. I am confused and frustrated. I'm tired of paying for lab tests and medicine that is obviously not working.
Would it be safe for me to add an OTC VitD3 supplement?
As a registered nurse I have had trouble finding MD's that know a lot about Vitamin D deficiency.