Dr. Coimbra Protocol

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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:09 am

Hi,
The PTH was 6.1 pmol/L
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby AntonioBR » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 am

Kittie wrote:Hi,
The PTH was 6.1 pmol/L



I forgot to ask.

Is the PTH reference range of this test '' 1.6 – 6.9 pmol/l '' ?
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:19 am

PTH reference rangew is 1.60 - 7.20 pmol/L
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:34 am

Hi,
My PTH result was 6.1 pmol/L - which they classed as normal - No Action. range used was between 1.60 - 7.20pmol/L

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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby AntonioBR » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:17 am

Kittie wrote:Hi,
My PTH result was 6.1 pmol/L - which they classed as normal - No Action. range used was between 1.60 - 7.20pmol/L

Kittie



Yes, mainstream doctors classify it as normal.

However, you have been taking 10,000IU and 5,000IU of vitamin D3 lately. Which is a quite high dose for mainstream doctors and this dose does not made your PTH drop next to the lower range of 1.60pmol/L.

In the Coimbra Protocol you are aiming to maintain your PTH next to the lower limit - 1.60pmol/L - using vitamin D3.


Thus, Dr. Cawley will check your case, but you will probably need a higher dose of D3 to achieve this result (1.60pmol)

Please do not take more than 10,000IU/D3 without speak with Dr. Cawley. Only a doctor can analyse your profile and tell you for sure.
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:40 am

Hi,

Thank you. I thought that might be the case. Dr. Cawley is on vocation at the moment and I am away tomorrow for a 5 day retreat. Peace and quiet!

He will be contacting me next Friday. I will let you know.

I have been feeling tired this week and feel I need more sleep. Not ill just eyes tired. Is that because of the D3 or is that just me?
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby AntonioBR » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:31 pm

Kittie wrote:Hi,

Thank you. I thought that might be the case. Dr. Cawley is on vocation at the moment and I am away tomorrow for a 5 day retreat. Peace and quiet!

He will be contacting me next Friday. I will let you know.

I have been feeling tired this week and feel I need more sleep. Not ill just eyes tired. Is that because of the D3 or is that just me?



Hi Kittie,

Only a doctor can know for sure about your condition and the potential side effects. Fortunately, you will talk with Dr Cawley soon.

Feeling tired, feeling sick, feeling very thirsty, etc. are symptoms related with hypercalcemia.

Do you know the results of your tests related with calcium?
Do you take some drug that interferes with your kidney function?
Are you taking 2.5 liters of water every day?

Keep in mind that feeling tired is also a Multiple Sclerosis side effects, so only a test can certify if it's related with hypercalcemia.

It is important to mention that the dose of 5,000IU and 10,000IU D3 are very safe for most of people. There are some studies claiming that and hundreds of testimonies. If possible check the vitamin D ''scientific studies area'' I already posted some studies there.

Most of side effects that I have been seeing with patients that follow the Coimbra Protocol are nausea and constipation (and diarrhea because of high magnesium intake). All these 3 side effects are relatively easy to solve.

And for patients that take huge doses of vitamin D3 (150,000 till 400,000IU/D3) more two side effects may include: acne and boils. But, these two only with huge doses.

(Of course, I'm considering that all these patients have been following a diet low in calcium)

Up until now I only heard of 5 patients that had problems with kidney injury:
- 3 of them weren't following the diet low in calcium
- 2 of them were taking drugs that were interfering with the normal functions of the kidneys.
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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:57 am

Hi, Sorry to take so long to answer. Just got back off my break! Not tired now so it ws just me feeling tired. I have had all my blood tests back and they were fine. I do not take,nor ever have, any MS drugs. I am drinking loads of water too. At the moment I am feeling really well. I have just driven a 3hr. journey home. I have to check my emails to see if Dr. Cawley has contacted me. I will keep you informed.

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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby Kittie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:31 am

Hi again,

I am now on 20,000iu of vitamin D3 per day which I started yesterday, 2nd October, 2017. I take it with my evening meal. This was advised by Dr.Cawley. My first face to face meeting with Dr. Cawley is the 1st November,2017, when I will speak to him through Skype.

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Re: Dr. Coimbra Protocol

Postby AntonioBR » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:38 am

Kittie wrote:Hi again,

I am now on 20,000iu of vitamin D3 per day which I started yesterday, 2nd October, 2017. I take it with my evening meal. This was advised by Dr.Cawley. My first face to face meeting with Dr. Cawley is the 1st November,2017, when I will speak to him through Skype.

Kittie.



Good to know Kittie,

Thank you for sharing.
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