There is good reason for you to call your GP and request a simple blood test for your vitamin D level. (The test is called "25-hydroxy D"; it is inexpensive – about $70 – and is covered by Medicare and by most insurance companies.)Cammie wrote:My pain has increased, so I increased my Oxycodone but still stayed within prescription limits. When I called for my renewal of the med, they mailed the hardcopy to my pharmacy for me. But when I tried to get my prescription, they said that I had to wait another week! My husband called the doctor's office, and they said I had been put under some contract where I was supposed to take LESS than the prescription called for, because that's what the Feds want for pain patients. This happened late Friday afternoon, and I have to call Monday to get it straightened out. This has left me frightened. I have a LOT of pain, and already have tried to make do with as little pain med as possible. Before long I may have to ask for an increase. Now this? How can the feds possibly understand these pain issues?
Be sure you are taking the right form of vitamin D. You want vitamin D3 (also called cholecalciferol). Be aware that doctors in the US usually prescribed D2 (which is not as good as D3).Cammie wrote:I have just had results from my Vitamin D test, and the Neuro said I need to double my D intake. Hopefully, it will help.
For future reference, you should request your own copy of any test results – it is important to have the actual numbers.Cammie wrote:I do take D3. I was not given the number, only told it was low and I needed to double.
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