I just got a letter from the hospital. The consultant who saw me last August arranged for some blood tests to be done.
He says that the kidneys, liver functions and routine bloods have come back as normal and the thyroid function tests were within normal limits although the Vitamin D level was slightly low.
I did tell him that I had been taking D3 tablets which I bought online. At the time of the tests I had stopped taking them, I understood that they were not really beneficial in the summer months as we got our Vitamin D intake from natural sunlight. Then again, I'd been told to stay out of the sun when taking Doxycycline, which was probably half the time.
He is taking advice from a specialist and will contact me again 'as to how you must take your Vitamin D', to use his words. I take it he's concerned about potential calcium build up through taking too high a dose.
I don't know how long that's going to take and I am getting anxious that I'm missing the benefits of the D3. Maybe that could be why I got the bug, or whatever it was, last week?