shoetree wrote:re: LoveActually
What is NMO? Also was the cost of the medicine a financial burden on you? I'm fortunate that I have insurance. Also, my neurologist has co-pay with the drug rebif.
LR1234 wrote:I looked into UVB/UVA rays. They treat psoriasis with UVB rays at many centres. I am trying to see if they will treat me too.
There is a very strict limit to how much UVB rays a person can have in a lifetime.
I was going to buy a hand held UVB ray machine but after speaking to the dr's you really want to be monitored carefully.
DavidR wrote:I would skip the tanning salon and the sun. When I first became concerned with Vit D, I did a little experiment. First I had my Vit D level checked by taking a blood test. Then I sat outside in the sun, during June and July, for about 20-30 min a day around 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Then I tested by blood level again and found it had only moved very little. After that, I started taking Vit D Supplements and did another blood test for my Vit level again a few months later. This time it had moved significantly. Now I don't go out in the sun for purpose of Vit D, but I continue taking the supplements and test my level 1x/year. It has stayed constant at the level I want. I haven't seen any suggestion that there is any special benefit to getting Vit D from the sun rather than supplements, but I have seen literature suggesting that there can be harm or risk to your skin from the sun and the tanning salon.
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