Serum vitamin B12 level 397 ng/l [ 197 - 771 ]
Serum folate level 4.8 ng/ml [ 2 - 18.7 ]
Serum ferritin level 81 ng/ml [ 13 - 150 ]
Serum total 25-hydroxy vitamin D level 39 nmol/L [levels should be >75 nmol/L at all times... Levels 25-50 indicate deficiency, supplementation is indicated...
Yesterday, GP prescribed loading dose of 3,200 IU of Fultium-D3, once daily for 12 weeks, then she'll reduce it to a maintenance dose. She said it is a fat-soluble vitamin and so is better taken with the fattiest meal of the day. She didn't know about the co-factors and asked me to repeat why they were important (to send calcium to bones instead of the arteries). She then said they don't usually prescribe anything else with it, and seemed relieved when I told her I've already purchased K2 MK7 and magnesium, she's happy for me to take them, I also informed her I've started supplementing B12, and why.
I also asked whether she prescribes levothyroxine by TSH or symptoms, she said by TSH 😢 I then asked whether she'll please consider prescribing by symptoms, seeing as TSH doesn't tell you how well the thyroid is working, it just tells you how hard the pituitary is kicking the thyroid...
I feel hopeful that she may be listening 😊
Anyway, my question: is the loading dose she prescribed enough, do you think, or should I just take the 5,000 IU vitamin D that I've already bought?
My current worst symptom is really REALLY painful legs, incidentally.