I would be very grateful if someone could answer some of my questions regarding vitamin D & being hypothyroid, please. I looked up at some links here but I am still not sure about some points.
To give you some background info, I have been on 100 mcg Levothyroxine for almost 3 years. I am on healthy diet, avoiding any meds or any calcium rich foods up to 4 hours after levo. Tired as hell. After a long battle with my GP, I was referred to an endocrinologist, which turned out be a waste of time. It took a huge research to choose an endo but both my GP and myself came up with the same name (independently)!! When, full of hopes, I went to see her in November, I wasn't seen by my preferred specialist (even though my GP asked in the referral to see her, not someone else) - because at the hospital, they did not get the referral! The letter from my GP got lost!). The endo I saw did some tests (and the results obviously were in THEIR range) and said I might have chronic fatigue syndrome. This endo referred me to a chronic fatigue clinic to be assessed but there is a waiting list, so I have no clue how long this waiting is going to take...
In the meantime I went back to my GP, got some more blood tests done and they show that I am vit D deficient. I put up the results, perhaps some would like to comment. Now I am on ADCAL-D3 (1500mg/400 I.U.) twice a day. The levels of calcium were not tested! Bone profile was tested a few weeks ago and came out as fine. I am to be tested again in a months time. And here are the questions:
1. Why calcium & vit D, not just vit D on its own?
2. Doesn't 800 I.U. per day seem to you far too low?
3. Can I just top it up with pure Cholecalciferolum (D3 in drops)?
4. From the leaflet: "This medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (e.g. bran), or phytic acid (e.g. whole cereals)." After reading upon it I decided to not to eat anything with it, 2 hours before and after. What do you think? Am I being overcautious? Some resources say vit D should be taken with food. I am confused!