hi there, hey LC glad you got tested. right on! given the lag from dose to max serum value i don't think you have to worry too much about the three weeks. that was at 4000 IU per day, right?
anyway, drum roll please,
-25hydroxycholecalciferol: 149 nmol/l (up from 72 nmol/l)
-uric acid: 194, normal 140-340
-ferritin: 41, normal 41-300
-rbc folate: results not reported
-b12: result not reported (will ask)
so looks like the big 10 day 50,000IU per day dose of cholecalciferol did the trick! yahoo!!! i expect it might be higher in a few months. will report.
about the UA, i don't know the units for this or the amount of fluctuation that can be seen over the course of a day. but looks like i may not need to supplement with inosine after all.
*** update: research i located after this report indicated that 194 is right on the average for MS patients. whereas optimal would be 290, and gout typically occurring upwards of 350 or so. after a more recent test i was down into the 180s, so i am not making good progress yet. i have updated wikipedia with my findings related to this subject and you can read it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uric_acid#Low_Uric_Acid
[update jan 14 2008: see post dated today for more uric acid and other results from nov 30 2007 labwork] [2012 comment: those are probably about how i figured out the UA connection to zinc status....]
stupid ferritin, gotta work on that. iron deficiency neuropathy i do NOT need. could be contributing to the ongoing problems in my hands, although i think that's mostly to do with my neck injury... sometimes do have jumpy legs still... at least no longer fully jimmy-esque...!