I am making progress but have more qs as I go along. Having been shown how to inject I aim to follow the BMF/NICE guidelines ie every two days until my sore feet and ankles go away. After 3 jabs these symptoms are much better but not gone. My initial loading 4 months ago didn't quite remove the symptoms which is partly why they recurred I think.
My GP confirmed my Vit D is low but says it will be improve as I'm about to go sailing in the sun for 7 weeks. Since I have had Osteoporosis / Osteopenia since I was 38 (am now 53) I am concerned about the Vit D - I usually spend considerable time outside (far more in the summer, though it does depend on work commitments: I'm currently out of work) and I eat healthily (my diet has been assessed because of osteoporosis and past digestive issues - it was fine). GP says my Folate and everything else he tested (whatever that was, it included diabetes) is ok. He still hasn't given me any actual figures for any tests (though I found out my B12 was 170 before treatment). I asked for a Calcium test as well but by mistake it wasn't done.
My question: could low Vit D be an absorption issue and should I try to address it other than having a sunny outdoor holiday? I have been trying to decide anyway whether to take additional supplements. My diet is pretty good and I don't generally consider tablets to supplement but absorption issues is a new situation...
I'd really appreciate any advice an what to do about low Vitamin D, and in general on vitamin supplements,
thanks to everyone for ongoing help and support, so glad I found this forum,