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hiya, not sure where to start as unlike what i have found on here i have great support from my doc's and hospital, i have autoimmune thyroid disease, i have had it for the last 14 plus years but doc's think i had it way before that as been ill since i was 17 im now 36, anyway i have just got my bloods result back and im right to be thinking for the first time they have tested my vitamin D levels and they are low at 38 nmols/l so have been told to take a high dose of 1,000 units twice a day, my real question is as i keep seeing it on here is with a throid disease is it common for the vitamin D to be effected by it, many thanks

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I think most people are low in England to be honest, its our latitude, and unless you can afford regular holidays in the sun, with our winter last year all of my family tested low.

Tan x


Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin when we have exposure to sun, therefore many British people are deficient in Vit D - I have even read now that sunscreen can also prevent it being absorbed. It is one of the most important Vitamins your body needs.

So, when we are hypo and trying to get better, we try to make sure of Vit D an Vit B12 are optimum.

During the 2nd world war, all children were given bottles of Orange Juice (Vit C) and cod liver oil (Vit A and D) to keep them well when they were on food rations.


Hi, I can have regular vit D tests at GP`s but they take 3 weeks because, I am told they only do 2 or 3 a year. Can you imagine the number of people not treated? You do need a calcium test before treatment and during treatment. treatment normally permanent unless calcium goes above range , which is even more dangerous.



Vicki, I tried doses of 5,000 i.u.and still could not raise my levels. I think hypos have a problem absorbing D and converting sunshine to D as I spend hours and hours in the sun playing golf without sunscreen and my level was 20. I followed a very good medical doctor who went to alternative because of the lack of a whole area of autoimmune disease not understood by conventional medicine and what Mr. Hutchinson states so very articulately is also what I have learned. A good magnesium supplement is probably very essential.


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