Low Vitamin D

by LowVitD
(edmonton, alberta, canada)

I had a blood test for Vitamin D.

The Doctor said that it's too low, and said it was 40.

What does that mean?

Exactly how low is that?

Since Low Vitamin D causes so many different problems, how can I find out what from my health issues that I'm dealing with, which ones are related to my low vitamin d level?

Thank you.

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Low Vitamin D and Potassium

by Sondra

My recent blood test showed that my D level was 8.1.

I also have been battling a slightly low Potassium level- on medication it is usually no higher than 3.3.

I have had joint and muscle pain.

Walking is getting harder and more painful. Can these be a sign or symptoms of other problems?

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chronic low Vit D

by AJT

My husband has a low Vitamin D level and works outside in the sun daily. He is 34 y/o and has fatigue, nausea, dizziness, nuropathy in his feet and right arm, headache pain, pain in his LUQ and generally feels awful.

This had of course affected his daily living greatly. We have been to our GP and had multiple labs drawn but all is norm, except his Vitamin D which was very low. We have been to a neurologist who r/o celiac.

And have been checking his WBG regulary with normal results. We go in to see an endocrinologist in March but was wondering what we are missing and what could be causing his Vit D to stay low even with supplements?

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Low Vitamin D

by Lynn
(Port St Lucie Fl)

I take 50.000 units of Vitamin TWICE a week and my vitamin D levels are still only 23.( I come from UK but I live in Fl so I get lots of sun) I have CVID and I infuse gamaglubulin every week,I think my body is being drained.

I have also been diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica and my pain level is quite high sometimes I can't walk or stand for more than 5mins. I try to eat as well as I can ,but I'm not too interested in food, can you help me?

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low vitamin D

i have a low vitamin d level of 5, Is this serious?
I'm on 55,000 units of vitamin D for 8 weeks.
How long will it take to get back to normal?



You don't say if you are on 55,000 IU's per DAY or 55,000 IU's per week.

Approximately 50,000 IU's per week is a 'normal' dose, but because your number is so low, your doctor may want to be more aggressive and treat you with even up to 50,000 IU's per day for a month and then 50,000 IU's per week for the rest of the time (the extra 5000 to make 55,000 is insignificant).

But what is NOT be normal is that your doctor is giving you a prescription for Vitamin D.

Researchers suggest that Prescription Vitamin D Should Not be Used for Supplementation yet doctors still insist on using the prescription form of Vitamin D out of habit.

So, you may want to consider getting Vitamin D3 Supplements at the same dose and taking those instead.

Be sure to test your Vitamin D Level again in 3 to 4 months and make sure that it is within the optimal research recommended levels.

Then after it IS between 50 to 80 ng/ml, then you will want to take enough vitamin D to meet your Vitamin D Requirements for maintenance.

You should also be sure to read the page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see why you should NOT take that vitamin d alone, but you should also take it with magnesium in order to minimize any of the possible Vitamin D Side Effects that are really problems of magnesium deficiency and NOT problems from the vitamin d!!

And as for how long it will take to bring up your levels, I've answered that multiple times on the link When Will Vitamin D Make Me Feel Better.

While that's not your exact question, it will still give you the answer to your question. And as for how dangerous it is to have such a low level, the connection between:

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

MS and Vitamin D

Chronic Pain and Vitamin D

Colds and Flu

are all very strong and you are definitely at increased risk for these problems. So, it's a good thing that you found out now instead of when you ended up with cancer, heart disease or some other devastating problem and couldn't figure out WHY!!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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low vit d level

My vit d level in dec was 28, even though it was not that low I was put on prescription supplements for 3 months, my level was rechecked in March and the result is 11. Why would my levels go down if I am on 50,000u q weekly?

Very concerned what it could be.

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