In 5 months of taking 5000 i.u. of Vitamin D-3 a day, I went from a blood test of Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy of 19.7 ng/ml to 30.6. The normal range is 30 - 100. My doctor would like to see that number go much higher than that low threshold of 30. It's a slow move up, but it's working. Hooray!
Good news the aspirin therapy of 2 baby aspirins (one morning and one evening) is bringing my Prothrombin Fragment 1+2 down. Hooray! Prothrombin Fragment 1+2 is a huge indicator of being in a hypercoagulable state. I am ALWAYS above the 325 pmol/L threshold showing my body is always ready to form clots. Since my doctor did the aspirin blood test to see that I can handle more aspirin and then increased me to two baby aspirins a day -- this is the first time I haven't tested high on the Prothrombin Fragment 1+2 EVER (in years). In fact today, I was normal at 240 pmol/L. Hooray - the two baby aspirins are working.
My Factor XI activity is 133%. For people with levels above 120.8% (90th percentile), they have a 2.2 increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. While a 2.2 increased risk doesn't seem high, every elevated risk adds up. "High levels of factor XI are a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, with a doubling of the risk at levels that are present in 10 percent of the population." nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/n...
My serum Calcium has gone up without taking any Calcium supplements. My doctor said that is due to the Vitamin D-3 supplement. He said most people don't need calcium, but instead they need Vitamin D.
My platelets are high (which increases the risk of clotting). In addition, my cholesterol is high which also coupled with normally being hypercoagulable makes people clot more easily. My doc wants my LDL below 100 mg/dl. Today it came back as 146 mg/dl. Not good. He believes anyone who is hypercoaglable should have LDL cholesterol below 100.
My doctor forgot to put on the lab request the iron tests I have been waiting for. Ughhhh. Next round of tests.
Summary from my doctor for me: Keep taking vitamin D, keep taking the baby aspirins, eat better and lose weight. If only it was that easy. 3rd day of migraine. I skipped walking on the treadmill today, knowing it would make the migraine worse.