Reversing Vitamin D deficiency on my own

by Fey
(Oxford, WI USA)

I am 50 year old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis, peptic ulcer and fibromyalgia.

I saw a doctor last week and my vitamin D level was 14.

I feel terrible.
She put me on 5000 IU of D3 once a day. She did not have me make a follow up appointment. I have no insurance, so each and every office call is a major strain on my budget.

If I call her and ask her to order blood checks (without having to see her) every few months, can I increase the dosage myself? I really feel like I'm dying of something here.

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Fey,

That's no problem at all. I've written up a page just so that you can do that. Please go to the page entitled Vitamin D Therapy and follow the step by step instructions there.

You don't even need to talk to your doctor about getting a vitamin d test. You can simply order an In Home Vitamin D Blood Spot Test if that is less expensive than going through your doctor.

5000 IU's per day is NOT going to be enough, though, so be sure to read the Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency page to see why you need more than that and how much.

Let me know if you have any questions after reading all that...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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