Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D Levels Not Coming Up

For Three years my doctors have discovered with blood tests 3 to 6 months apart and I have been taking calcium 1200 and vitamin d 800 per day. Vitamin d blood levels still low and now told to take an addition 2000 units per day, to see if we can get them my blood levels up to normal.

I take 2800 units of vitamin d and 1200 units of calcium and still blood level for d is low. I guess I am afraid to take too much d, but what is too much? By the way I live in Florida, 200 ft from the ocean, so I do get some sun sitting on the deck each day.

Thank you.


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MS and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Conny,

Your doctors need to actually READ about vitamin d, they have absolutely no idea what they are doing.

First of all, you should have had your Vitamin D Levels checked as soon as you had your first SYMPTOMS of MS as low vitamin d levels are a major contributing factor to MS in the first place.

Second, giving you 800 IU's and expecting your levels to rise is like going to the Emergency Room with severe dehydration and having them give you a one ounce sip of water and telling you that your dehydration is fixed.

Please see my Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page and you'll see that they SHOULD be starting you out with 10 Times that amount!!

Increasing you to 2800 IU's per day is equally ridiculous and they are wasting your time and health care dollars by doing all these unnecessary office visits and lab testing when they are not treating you with enough vitamin d to make any difference at all.

2800 is still about HALF of what you should be taking for your MAINTENANCE requirements!! HALF!!!

Then, if you want to bring your levels up quickly, if you live in Florida near the beach, then get in a bikini and SUNBATHE!! Sitting on your deck fully clothed for a few minutes a day obviously got you deficient in the first place by being WAY TOO LITTLE vitamin d in the first place.

You can get 20,000 IU's by lying out in the sun in a bikini or bare on your deck if you have privacy and expose your entire body until JUST BEFORE you burn and by NOT showering afterwards- you'll wash the newly made vitamin d right down the drain.

Doing this for the next month would bring your levels up quickly and effectively (you can keep taking the 2800 IU's per day, but don't go higher if you are sunbathing daily).

If you don't feel comfortable sunbathing for whatever reason, then simply follow the instructions on the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page.

But there are also a whole HOST of things that you can do to reduce your Symptoms of MS. Going on a Gluten Intolerance Diet, getting on a high quality Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement, doing high dose Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment- EVEN IF YOUR VITAMIN B12 LEVELS ARE NORMAL has been shown to help too.

And one of the best things that you can do is to get and follow the instructions in The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. It's written by an MD who put her disabling MS into remission after traditional medicine failed her.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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