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Couple of thoughts..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, I have several thoughts that might be able to help you to solve this issue. First of all, I'm not sure why, when you switched to Over the Counter Vitamin D, you dropped down to 2000 IU's per day when 7000 IU's per day of prescription Vitamin D was not working. 10,000 IU's per day of Vitamin D3 (not ALL over the counter Vitamin D is Vitamin D3, so you must be sure to look) is absolutely safe and you will NOT overdose if you take 10,000 IU's per day. You just may simply need to be taking that much.

But, if you are also magnesium deficient (which you may very well be- and I'll explain why I think so in a minute), you can't convert Vitamin D into its active form in the blood. So, taking a good quality multivitamin WITH lots of ABSORBABLE magnesium would be a great idea. I recommend Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs.

Check with your doctor to make sure that it has everything that you need for pregnancy, but I don't think that you are going to find a better quality multi anywhere. Most multivitamins use the Oxide or Carbonate forms of minerals, or have very little magnesium so you end up cheated. But, if you have 2 autoimmune diseases, I am HIGHLY suspicious that you may have Celiac Disease or Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance. Celiac disease and Gluten Sensitivity can contribute to Increased Intestinal Permeability which, according to some researchers, is REQUIRED in order to get an autoimmune disease and can prevent you from absorbing fats and fat soluble vitamins!

Also, when you say that you are getting 'plenty of sun', what exactly does that mean? Unless you are tanned and bronzed, then I would challenge you and say that your Vitamin D levels say differently. So, if you have time- get into a bikini and lay out in the sun for as long as you can every day WITHOUT GETTING BURNED. Really, we are designed to get a LOT of sun, but the other aspect of this is that if you are WASHING after you get sun, you are washing off the oils that have the vitamin D on them. So you need to leave the oils on your skin for 2 to 3 days to allow it to absorb!

So, if you check into these things, you may have your problem solved. Let me know if you have any questions, I know that this is a lot of information.

Try sulfates
by: Layna

This isn't proven but see if some of the sulfates will help. Most especially MSM, because I think it might have something to do with the absorption. Do sunshine and MSM and glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. I know these are joint vitamins but it's my opinion that it helps.

I don't know if you can do that while pregnant, so ask your doctor first, but I think the sulfates will help elevate the vitamin D levels. Try it and let me know.

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