How soon before I will feel well from vitamin D deficiency

I have been on mega doses of Vitamin D for about 7 weeks now.

I am feeling better but definitely I don't have my energy back. How soon will I feel like my old self again.

My levels were 18?


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It depends upon a lot of things...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

That's a really tough question and and it really depends upon a lot of factors like:

* Whether you are on a high enough dose to correct deficiency. You say you are taking 'megadoses', but your 'megadose' may not be what I consider a megadose and may not actually correct deficiency at all. So, you might want to clarify how much you are taking.

* Whether Vitamin D deficiency is your only problem or you have multiple problems. Vitamin D deficiency does not usually exist by itself and most people have various other nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that are contributing to their problems.

Vitamin D is NOT a magic bullet that makes everyone feel 100% again when their levels are corrected. While it CAN and HAS done that, that is the exception and not the rule.

So, make sure that you get another Vitamin D Level in a few more weeks and see what it is. If it is between 50 to 80 ng/ml and you are still feeling bad, then it's time to start considering other factors that may be contributing to your problems, such as:

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Gluten Sensitivity

H Pylori Infection

Intestinal Candida Infection

and much, much more. So, let us know what your level is and if it's in the 'optimal range' and you're not feeling better, then we'll try to brainstorm to see if we can't figure it out.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

How much vitamin D should I be taking?
by: Sara

Hello, I just got a letter in the mail saying my Vitamin D level is 7 which is extremly low, the nurse said I should take 2000 IU's a day. From everything I have read that's probably not enough. How much should I be taking to raise the levels up to normal?

Thank you,


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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sara,

More About Vitamin D

A level of 7 is VERY low and 2000 IU's of Vitamin D will NOT help you to bring it up. Take a look at the Normal Vitamin D Levels page and that will show you that the optimal researcher recommended Vitamin D Levels are around 40 to 80 ng/ml.

Then, to see how much Vitamin D you should take, take a look at the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page. As you can see, most doctors recommend about 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D3 Supplements per week for 8 weeks before retesting.

And DO make sure that it is Vitamin D3 and not vitamin D2.

Let me know if you have any questions. You should really make sure that you get on that level aggressively and keep up on your Vitamin D Requirements after your levels are optimal.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

by: michelle

I just found out that my Vitamin D level is 14. I have been plagued with severe fatigue, depression, muscle pain, neuropathy in thighs, and brain fog.

I was prescribed 50,000 iu every week for 8 weeks before recheck. Is this enough to help with symptoms?

Please read the thread
by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

Please read the thread. Your question is already answered in the thread that you just commented on.

Chronic Low Vit D
by: Jamie Rindahl

I have a chronic case of low vit D. In 2009, it was at 30, then Jan of 2017 is was at 11, and currently now (8.29.17), it's at 35. It seems every time I go off of the Vit D, it drops back down to an extreme low. I am now presenting with health problems like osteoporosis at 41 on top of the symptoms of just having low vit D problems. I had an MRI recently with degeneration in my bone marrow in my left knee. At this point, I'm exhausted, frustrated, scared. I'm waiting on my doctor's referral to the specialist. I just want some answers. There's a whole bunch of other stuff I haven't listed that goes along with this...I just need some direction from someone that can help me understand what is going on.

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