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Vitamin D result

Hi All,I just had my Vitamin D results back - total 31.5!! I had the test done privately so am I right in thinking I need to take this to the doctors to get their advice on treating rather than just take vitamins? Bit scared to take it in as I feel like I've gone behind them in having the test done (very silly I know - thyroid to blame for no self confidence!)

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My test result wasn't far from that. I supplemented ordinary D3 capsules for a several months. Re-tested - sensible numbers. Dropped dose a bit.

Went to GP, said what I had done, he thought for a few moments and endorsed exactly what I had done. He was, I think, actually happy that I didn't need to bother him, had taken responsibility for myself, and had told him. (And by chance alone, the day before he had been on a vitamin D training day!)

I know we have seen a huge range of approaches ranging from tiny amounts every day through to a single gigantic megadose. I chose modest doses every day.

Dose I took at highest was 4800 or 6000 each day, more normal level somewhere between 3000 and 4000. But everyone is different and you might well not need as much.



That's great, thanks Rod, can I ask if you took a calium supplement with it too - I read somewhere that one has links to the other but really can't remember what it said!


I encourage you to read some of the better sites, for example:

The issues are never quite as simple as yes/no! :-)

I didn't take any extra calcium.



Thank you


Hi Yes, you need to see GP ,or better the Endo, if under one they should have tested it. You need to have a corrected calcium test before treatment ( script if possible), also if taking D,retests of both in 3 months of both, corrected calcium goes up on D and must always be in range, it can suddenly go too high, very important as this causes lots of things ,all bad!

Best wishes,



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