for many mos I have had joint pain and stiffnes and many falls andtake 3,000 to 5,000 D3 daily and i still test at the lowest point.
Vitamin D Deficiency - what is best way to treat vitamin defficiencey- 3,000 to 5,000 has not helped
- 17 Sep 2009 by rockzy
- 17 September 2009
- vitamin d, vitamins, vitamin d deficiency, osteoarthritis, pain
Added 17 Sep 2009:
it was recently suggested tht I take 10,000 once a week for 12 weeks
i think it depends on several factors and every patient is different and respond in different ways. your doctor should decide whether the vit d dosage should be increased. i ve been diagnosed with the same deficiency and i'm on 1,000 units per day. but i also take calcium + vitamin c. i've been taking them for about 3 weeks now and i feel some progress. i still have joint pain and everything, but i can say that i'm about 10% better. i asked and was told that you should give a minimum of 3 months for the vitamins to really kick in. whats really important, probably more important that the vitamin supplements, is sunlight exposure. you should get a minimum of 15 minutes of sunlight exposure a day. and the best times are between 8-10 am and after 4 until sunset. try that. and i hope you feel better.
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