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Vitamin D testing

Post by Sarah on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:41 pm

I've been meaning to put this link on here for a few days. I ordered tests for both myself and my husband, and we have just sent them off.

http://vitamindtest.org.uk/testpack.html
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Post by Sarah on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:14 pm

Oh dear, my results are in (don't have my husband's yet, and I'm dying to know!) and I have... 'severe deficiency'!! Sad
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Post by Tee on Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:07 am

wow thats fab news hunny............... you have something to work with and if Vit D is down then calcium will be too ............

What have they said for you to take?

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Post by Sarah on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:20 am

I'm going to give the vitamin D3 another go, but it didn't agree with me last time. I will wait till after the dreaded time of the month though - not a good time to start a new supplement!

I'm quite surprised actually. I expected to be on the low side, but I've spent two summers cooking myself in the garden, so I didn't think I'd be quite so bloomin' low - it came out as 14.7, and anything under 15 is a severe deficiency, with 50 being optimal.

My husband's came out as 65, and he's only been taking a supplement for a month or so, so a supplement is obviously the way to go.

If I can tolerate the supplements, this could be positive. Fingers crossed!!!

edit: forgot to say, yes, I thought that about the calcium and why it helps me a bit. I also think it might explain all my recent toothy troubles - I've had so many fillings in the last 18 months, and there are some obvious transparent areas on my teeth where they have demineralized.
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Post by Sarah on Mon May 28, 2012 10:49 pm

Latest update here is that I've been out cooking myself for 20 minutes in the mid day sun every day since the sun came out (so only a few days ago!), with a ridiculous hat and dark sunglasses.

I've been taking vitamin D3 drops for about 2 weeks now, maybe longer. I started on 2000 iu a day, but I'm now on 4000 iu. On the days I'm out in the sun, I don't take the drops.

I just hope this is doing something!!
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Post by Tee on Wed May 30, 2012 8:18 am

fingers crossed - I have just added Vit D spray in - not a lot to report yet...

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Post by Sarah on Wed May 30, 2012 9:12 pm

Best of luck with it!

Actually, after I said that I wasn't taking my supplement on sunny days, I've changed my mind! I was reading that with the vitamin D levels as low as mine, there really is little danger of overdosing, as long as I get myself tested at the end of the summer. I can then try to work out a dose for the winter.
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