Vitamin D levels

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Postby MaggieMae » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:53 am

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I too try to encourage my family to get their Vitamin D levels checked. I'm always sending them articles on Vitamin D and M.S. Some have complied, but most have not. I recently sent them the article on pregnant women and babies with low Vitamin D. My husband's initial test levels were very low and he has been taking 4000IU daily for about three years now.

Two years ago, I also gave information to my husband's neurologist. But, I didn't get much response from him. One family member asked her doctor and he said "do you go outside". If so, you don't need extra Vitamin D. Well, he should have tested them before he made such a broad declaration.

Wonder what it will take to get our doctors on the bandwagon?
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Postby prof8 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:13 pm

MaggieMae, well like I said, just because you go outside doesn't mean you get enough Vitamin D! Stupid doctor. I think I have an absorption problem. A doctor I saw at the Mayo Clinic said it is crucial to be on Vitamin D in the winter at the very least, esp. in cold climates. All my family still lives in Maine and other east coast places. My aunt is an E.R. nurse and got tested -- she was very deficient. No one else will get one. On well, what can you do?
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Postby Curious11 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:11 am

Just some FYI in regards to the importance of vitamin D: Rush University is using vitamin D after the HiCy procedure, rather than Copaxone like JH. I did HiCy in November and have been taking 5,000 iu of Vitamin D ever since. I saw my neuro there for my 3 month check up last week and he stated adequate vitamin d levels cuts the chance of developing MS by 40%.
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