I know I said that I would tell everyone what my GP said about what vit D level you should have or how much of a supplement I should take. Well, sorry to tell you but that won't happen.
I had to see an intern because my GP has decided to not take appointments after 2:30 anymore which kind of sucks for us working people. I told the intern that since there had been so much news lately about how Vit D may be beneficial to people with MS I would like to get my level checked. He kind of stared at my with a blank look and then looked at my last blood test and said I wasn't Vit D deficient because I would have been hypo-calcimic(sp?). I then said "Ok but what level should I be at and how much of a supplement could I take without becoming toxic?". He just repeated that I wasn't Vit D deficient but if I really wanted he could run the test but that wasn't a test they normally run. Duh. I'm not normal, I have MS! Like he was doing me a favor or something.
Needless to say I was pretty frustrated and I don't even know if he ran the test or not. They did take 3 vials from me after the nurse had to try both arms and my hand before having success. (if she had just listened to me in the first place I told her they can never get blood from my arms, I have rolling veins- but whatever!) What a crappy visit.
I will let everyone know what, if anything, he has to say. I'm also going to ask my neuro in March. He's usually not very pro-supplement but maybe since there has been so much in the news, he'll give me some info.