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Offline tednlou2

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Vitamin D Prescription
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:13:57 AM »
I finally got my Vit D levels checked.  Came back at 14.  I think normal was something like 30-70.  Or, something like that.  They called in a prescription for Vit D at 50,000 I.U. for a couple weeks.  I tried to use the search function to find previous posts about this, but got error message that each word must be at least 2 characters long.  "D" is D.  I can't add another character.   ::)

It seems like I remember hearing a few folks here saying it made them feel sick, but wouldn't swear to that.  Anyone have experiences with it?  Well, I know many here have, but anyone reading this.  Any side-effects?  Did it work to boost your levels?  I continue to read how we really need sunlight to actually make it work best--to activate it.  So, I've been trying to get more sun every day. 

Offline buginme2

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Re: Vitamin D Prescription
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 01:21:52 AM »
I finally got my Vit D levels checked.  Came back at 14.  I think normal was something like 30-70.  Or, something like that.  They called in a prescription for Vit D at 50,000 I.U. for a couple weeks.  I tried to use the search function to find previous posts about this, but got error message that each word must be at least 2 characters long.  "D" is D.  I can't add another character.   ::)

It seems like I remember hearing a few folks here saying it made them feel sick, but wouldn't swear to that.  Anyone have experiences with it?  Well, I know many here have, but anyone reading this.  Any side-effects?  Did it work to boost your levels?  I continue to read how we really need sunlight to actually make it work best--to activate it.  So, I've been trying to get more sun every day.

Have you started meds yet?  How have the new US guidelines affected your decision on when/if to start meds?

So what if others got a little queasy on a vitamin d pill, it's not like that's going to prevent you from taking your medicine...right?
 

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Vitamin D Prescription
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 03:17:54 AM »
Have you started meds yet?  How have the new US guidelines affected your decision on when/if to start meds?

So what if others got a little queasy on a vitamin d pill, it's not like that's going to prevent you from taking your medicine...right?

No, I would take it.  Well, unless everyone said it made them severly ill, or something like that.  But, I know that's not the case.  Curious about what to expect, if anything at all.  I was mainly more interested in whether it actually provided a result for them and how much--just a little, or a lot.  And, thoughts on whether sunlight is needed to activate it or whether it works even if you lived in a cave.  That is something I get conflicting info on, even from docs.  Some say you need sunlight (which is needed anyway) to activate it, and some say that's not true.   

As for HAART, still have not taken the plunge.  That is something I debate frequently.  The new guidelines are another nudge to begin to seriously (really seriously) begin having that talk with myself about getting prepared to start. 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Vitamin D Prescription
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 07:01:14 AM »
Ted,

The 50,000 IU, was the same prescription my doctor placed me on back in 2009.

Heres a thread:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=26322.0


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Vitamin D Prescription
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 07:11:18 AM »

I also have no problems with My vitamin D levels any more, after completing the 50,000 IU.

I now take ( over the counter )  1,000 IU ,  twice a week.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Ann

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Re: Vitamin D Prescription
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 08:15:51 AM »

 I tried to use the search function to find previous posts about this, but got error message that each word must be at least 2 characters long.  "D" is D.  I can't add another character.   ::)


Try searching for "vitamin D" - including the "quote" marks. I did and got three pages of results.

When you search for something like that without the quote marks, the engine will search for each instance of the word vitamin, as well as each instance of the letter D - independently of each other

That's why it wanted more than one character - otherwise it would have to give you results of every single post that has the letter D in it. When you include the quote marks, it looks for the two together instead of separately. Makes sense?
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