Hi I had a letter from my rheumatologist a few days after my last appointment, informing me that my vitamin D levels are too low again and advising me to start fultium d3 800 IU again. Advised to take two capsules a day for six months and then re test. The letter did not state what my level was, but when I was first diagnosed with SLE my level was 10 and I took fultium d3 800 4 times daily for a year.
My problem is that this time I find the side effects of those little blue beads rather unpleasant! I have problems with dry mouth anyway but now it's so bad that I awake with my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth! (sorry about the detail)
I've also had a long run of daily migraines which may or may not be also connected, and been feeling faint quite regularly.
Does anyone have simular problems?
Any tips on dealing with the side effects would be appreciated, I'm thinking I might have to lower the dose.
For now, I've taken to carrying a very small bottle of water with me, (my handbag is a small across the body type, due to sore shoulders)
People give me funny looks, I'm sure they think I'm swigging gin all day 😀😂
Thanks creaky/ Helen