Good morning all,
I know we have had this conversation about supplements before and the general idea is not to take anything other than our prescribed medicine. However I seek your thoughts on the following please:
I am in my early 60s and was diagnosed some 10 years ago. I am being encouraged by my wonderful caring step daughter to take a supplement for Vit D and Vit K. She is very knowledgeable about foods, supplements etc as knowledge for this forms part of her working life. I would like to take her advice but again there is that big but. About two years ago I took a dandelion and artichoke capsule (on her recommendation) about the same time my itch went into overdrive but I was also going through a very stressful time and I had put the itch down to stress rather than the supplement. I currently take Cetirizine to control the itch but in the last couple of days this tablet is no longer keeping the itch at bay. Am I stressed - no come on - its nearly Christmas!
Apparently when our liver is compromised so is our Vit D and Vit K. (She did explain this better than I can type it.)
Has anyone had their Vit D and K levels measured? I have found a company who can do the Vit D test for £25.00 (don't want to ask the GP just now - seems like the NHS is just about to fall over and I am lucky that I can afford £25.00 for such a thing).
I would as always value your advice and input on the above, and apologise for the length of this post.