Comments for Vitamin D2 level of 5, Vitamin. D3 level of 32

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Oh the health care profession...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Elisabeth,

I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with such ignorance about Vitamin D in your medical community.

So, first of all you can ignore the Vitamin D2 and D3 levels and JUST look at the total. So, your D total went DOWN from 42 to 32 on 2000 IU's a day. I'm surprised at actually how good your levels seem to be (42 is not bad at all and I'm surprised that your doctor would even have put you on 2000 IU's per day- although it's GOOD to have done so, it's just surprising to me that he would have because most doctors wouldn't have) so I'm wondering if you can tell me what UNITS your lab is reporting these in.

You should see either a:




after the numbers and that would be helpful.

Next, the nurse telling you that you need D2 because your D2 level went down is utterly preposterous!! You would ONLY have D2 in your blood if you are TAKING D2. D2 is not naturally occurring and the only reason that they check it is in case someone is taking D2. I'm actually wondering if the lab made a mistake on your tests because if you were not taking D2, it usually reads <4 (less than 4) and there is no such thing as a 'negative' level, so I'm wondering if yours actually says <5 possibly instead of -5 ?

In any case, you CAN take D2, but I recommend taking D3 instead and I outline why on my Vitamin D3 page- and you can simply take the D3 at the same dosage at your prescription. Just take 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D3 per week instead of 50,000 IU's of D2.

Then, I'm sorry that your pharmacist doesn't know what he's talking about either. Most people who don't actually work with people taking high levels of Vitamin D don't actually hear about the Side Effects of Vitamin D or understand that these side effects are actually due to magnesium deficiency.

So while you don't HAVE to take magnesium and Vitamin D together, please read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D. And then read the page on Fibromyalgia and Magnesium to see why your symptoms might actually be due, at least in part, to severe magnesium deficiency in the first place!!

I hope this helps. Please feel free to ask any questions to help clear up all of the misinformation that your medical professionals have given you about vitamin d...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

letters behind the numbers
by: Elisabeth

Thanks Kerri for your fast response!! To answer your question, the letters behind the numbers for the vit D level on my lab report are ng/ml.

As I said before, your website is very informative and I have hope again!!

Magnesium helps with Fibromyalgia
by: Izzy

Hi, I highly recommend taking Magnesium Citrate for fibromyalgia, along with your D3. I have been taking both, in the proper dosages, and have experienced significantly decreased levels and pain and better sleep. Those two factors alone are worth taking magnesium!

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