Hi, after my last blood test it was identified my D3 was low at 39 (not deficient, just low) and my new GP suggested I take supplements. It started on 2 x 1,000 I.U.s a day, and the pain I've had in my Achilles for 20+ years went away after about three weeks.
As I'm aware too much can be toxic I maintained the 2 x 1,000 for a month then reduced it to 1 a day, but the pain has slowly returned, though nowhere near as bad as it used to be. I've gone back on to 2 a day and the pain has started to reduce (after just 3 days).
The question I have is, can I continue to take 2 x 1,000 indefinitely, or do I need to alternate between 1 and 2 per day? I have no idea at what point toxicity occurs and google has come up with numerous suggestions of widely disparate values, the lowest of which would put me in my coffin by taking 1,000 I.U. a day! I'd ask my GP, but why waste the NHS's time and resources when I can get a quicker response here But when I have my next Thyroid blood test (08:00, a week on Tuesday - blimey, I never get up that early!) I'll mention Vit D and see if they'll test it at the same time.
Hmm, I may have to change my name from Achilles Pain if this improvement continues.
Thanks in advance.