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Don't worry about the dose that morning
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Seema,

Don't worry about the dose that you took that morning. It's likely irrelevant. Yes, you 'could' have increased that dramatically in a short time. HOWEVER, dropping you down to 1000 IU's is the WRONG WRONG thing to do. That is NOT a maintenance dose, a maintenance dose for an adult is between 3800 to 5000 IU's per day. This is why I offer 5000 IU Vitamin D Supplements, to meet the maintenance needs of most adults.

If you go on 1000 IU's per day, as per your doctor recommendation, I guarantee that your level will drop significantly. You need to go on the higher maintenance dose and stay there for the rest of your life.

Also, even with normal vitamin d levels, the imbalances in your body from such low levels for such a long period of time may not be corrected for many months. In some cases, it has taken people 6 months to a year for all of the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency to resolve. Be patient...

Kerri Knox, RN

Low vitamin d levels of 6 ng/ml
by: Anonymous


Thank you for such a quick response. I really appreciate it. Hopefully, i wills start feeling better soon because i cannot take this any longer. I have a 2.5 year old son who needs me and I need all my energy to take care of him.

I have bought a 2000iu D3 supplement and also plan to tkae a multi-vitamin which has 400 iu + a calcium supplement which has 400iu so in total i will be taking about 2800 iu D3 as maintenance dose. Do you think thats enough or should i just get a 5000iu dose?

Also, in regards to the breast pain, do you think thats related to the rib cage pain that i am also feeling. I have heard that non-cyclic breast pain can be from musculoskeletal reasons so i am hoping thats all it is. My drs. seem to not think much of the breast pain.
Thanks once again for all of your invaluable help and advice.

I do not understand
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I'm not sure why you decided that 2800 IU's was the correct dose to take when in the previous thread I specifically stated that 3800 to 5000 IU's was the correct maintenance dose for an adult.

You are certainly an adult and have to make your own decisions on what is best for you, but I'm not sure why you asked what I thought, then did something different, then asked what I thought about your decision.

Kerri Knox, RN

Could i also have a B12 deficiency
by: Anonymous

As stated by you, I am now taking about 4400 ius of D3 daily as a maintenance dose. It has now been about 12 weeks since i started vitamin d therapy and i am not still feeling normal. I have good and bad days and i am hoping i wills tart feeling better soon.
For the last couple of weeks, i have been feeling increasingly dizzy and a feeling of loss of balance. About 12 weeks back, when the dr had run my d levels, she also checked for some other tests including my B12 which came back at 249 when the normal lab values for that lab were between 211 - 911. Although, i am considered within the normal range at 249, do u think it is still at the low end of normal and that is what could be causing my dizziness and loss of balance symptoms? I have started taking a multivitamin which has about 6 mcg of B12. Will that be enough or do u think i need to take more B12?

Read my pages on Vitamin B12
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please read my pages on Vitamin B12 Levels and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment.

I don't go by levels of Vitamin B12 as they are totally worthless. If you think that you might be Vitamin B12 deficient, the best way to find this out is to simply take vitamin b12 as per the instructions on the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment page and if you feel better taking Vitamin B12, then you are probably deficient. If you don't feel better within 2 weeks to a month when taking high dose Vitamin B12, then it's unlikely that you are deficient and there is no need to continue taking it.

Kerri Knox, RN

vitamin D deficiency
by: Asif

I'm 25 yr male,from the last few years I'm suffering from muscles pain mostly lower back muscles,thigh region and get easily fatigue after doing some work i went to doctor and after investigations there was severe vitamin D deficiency 6ng/dl.the doctor prescribed me 50,000iu weekly and 400iu daily in the form of I wanna ask you that will this regime work or not bcoz I'm taking it for the last two months but still the same problem is there..TIA

Symptoms are not determined by dose
by: Kerri Knox, The Immune Queen

Symptoms are not determined by the dose you take or how long you take a particular dose, but the level you have and how long you have a Normal Vitamin D Level.

If you have not checked your level, then you need to get it checked. Sometimes Vitamin D Levels do not come up as people expect them to. If they don't come up, then you should read the Vitamin D Absorption page to find out the possible reasons why it's not coming up.

Another alternative explanation is that your health problems are unrelated to Vitamin D Deficiency. Severe vitamin d deficiency can be CAUSED by underlying problems such as Increased Intestinal Permeability. So, just giving vitamin d when you have overall malabsorption will not solve your problems.

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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