So got my Vit D results back just now. It is apparently 'Adequate' which is better than I thought it might be! I've done some reading round on this site and elsewhere but am still not entirely clear. Should I supplement with extra D3 in the light of these results? I got my Calcium results yesterday which showed:
Calcium 2.35 mmol/L (2.200 - 2.600)
Corrected Calcium 2.32 mmol/L (2.200 - 2.600)
Albumin 41.7 g/L (34.00 - 50.00)
Currently I already take a Calcium/Magnesium/D3 supp (didn't take them for about 3 days prior to the test), have done so on and off for very many years. I do so primarily because I was never a milk drinker from early childhood, and am a vegetarian. My main calcium source now would be cheese and yoghurt. If I leave off my Ca supplement, after around 1 week I'll start getting excruciating lower leg cramps at night, so I don't want to discontinue it! Clearly I must need it?
My current supplements give me: Calcium: 1500 mg, Magnesium: 188 mg, Vit D3: 7.5 microg, Vit K: 38 microg.
I admit to being quite surprised that Calcium supplementation isn't recommended (but then I am rather out of the loop!), but looking at my results I don't appear to be over-medicated.
You can see my other test results in my previous post for B12, folate, ferritin (which all came in on the low side), and thyroid (shows Hashi antibodies).
My current symptoms are: very brittle nails, hair loss on legs/lower arms, fatigue (always crash after lunch and need a couple of hours sleep). This is consistent with hypothyroid and I feel I've had this coming on for several years at least, but like many have dismissed some of the symptoms as 'stress', 'depression' etc.
I'm trying to get off gluten completely at the moment, but it's a 'work in progress' !