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Offline bubba53

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vitamine d deficiency
« on: May 14, 2013, 02:04:42 PM »
Hi , Any other long timers have vitamine d deficiency.started taking prescription supplement after my last labs,everything else remains stable,except lipo issues. 58 years young,20 years poz.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
Last time mine was run it was a couple numbers below normal but my doctor didn't label it as a "deficiency". What are your numbers?

Anyway, I've already been on vitamin D/calcium daily supplementation for the previous five years simply as a precaution.
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Offline bubba53

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 02:27:04 PM »
Hi, T cells upper 400s ,viral load neg many years now (since PIs)don't remember the # on vitamine D test,but am placed on vit d2 1.25 mg( 50,000 unit )x 2 doses weekly for 9 weeks,so was low.

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 06:28:49 PM »
My ID Doc from the last care facility recommended I take Vitamin D-3 so I have for years.  I am old and scrawny, have PN, Osteopenia and Restless Leg Syndrome and I fall frequently.  When Dr. advised the Vitamin D-3, I remarked that I drank milk and drove a convertible so how could I have a shortage of Vitamin D?

UCSF provides a "MyChart" service which allow the provider and the patient to review lab results, my last draw was a big one, I saw the results and later talked with my ID Doc about them and will continue to take the Vitamin D-3.   8)  Have the best day
Michael

 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 01:08:19 AM »
Hi Bub,..

I had vit D deficiency back in mid 2009.  At that time the doctor placed me on prescription 50,000iu of Vitamin D.  You may have to do a search to find out how I was taking it back the, I'll try looking for the thread. By the way i am a couple years older than you. ( 61)

Found it: ( hope this helps you out )

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

After I finished that prescription, I didn't need it again.  I was just tested for VIT D on the 29th of April, and those results are now becoming available on line to me right now. I am not sure if all results are in yet.

Results ( so Far) from tests on April 29th, 2013

                                                                        RANGE
CALCIFEROL    < 8    pg/mL       
CALCITRIOL    37    pg/mL    18-72    
CHOLECALCIFEROL    37    pg/mL

CALCIDIOL    < 4    ng/mL    Not established    
CALCIDIOL    32    ng/mL    Not established    
CALCIDIOL    32    ng/mL    30-100


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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 01:27:36 AM »
By the way,...

Here are some of the details that came with the above tests:

CHOLECALCIFEROL
Result:    37
Units:    pg/mL
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Vitamin D 1 25 Dihydroxy
Ordering Provider:    
Ordering Location:    PALM HARBOR CBOC
Performing Location:    QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 33608 Ortega Highway , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Vitamin D, 25-OH, D3 is the endogenous form of Vitamin D3.

Comments:    

Vitamin D2, 1,25 (OH)2
Vitamin D2, 1,25 (OH)2: Reference ranges are established for
total 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D. Values for subcomponents D2
(derived from plant or fungal sources) and D3 (derived from
human or animal sources) are provided for informational
purposes only. This test(s) was developed and its
performance characteristics have been determined by Quest
Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Valencia, CA. Performance
characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the
test.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Nichols Institute, 27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA  91355-5386     P Peterson MD



=============================================

CALCIDIOL
Result:    32
Units:    ng/mL
Reference Range:    30-100
Lab Test:    Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy
Ordering Provider:    
Ordering Location:    PALM HARBOR CBOC
Performing Location:    QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 33608 Ortega Highway , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Comments:    

Vitamin D, 25-OH, Total
25-OHD3 indicates both endogenous production and
supplementation. 25-OHD2 is an indicator of exogenous
sources, such as diet or supplementation. Therapy is based
on measurement of Total 25-OHD, with levels <20 ng/mL
indicative of Vitamin D deficiency, while levels between 20
ng/mL and 30 ng/mL suggest insufficiency. Optimal levels are
> or = 30 ng/mL.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Nichols Institute, 27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA  91355-5386     P Peterson MD


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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline harleymc

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 09:41:59 AM »
Vitamin D will fluctuate through the seasons as it is generated by the skin in response to sunlight. It'll be at its lowest late winter early spring.

Its good for bones, muscles and for rebuilding cd4 counts once viral supression is happening.

After being told that my levels were low I've been supplementing with vit D & calcium for more than a year now.

Offline nvhorseman

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 10:22:00 AM »
I am 63, long term non-progressor and take Vitamin D3. Vit. D3 does a lot of things that are good. It is good for the heart, bones and neurons. There are many Vitamins and Minerals that we deplete more rapidly or produce less of as we age, and with HIV, that condition is exacerbated. I find ordering my vitamins and minerals from Puritan Pride or Swanson's to be the cheapest and the vitamins and minerals are of the highest quality if you make sure they are of pharmaceutical grade, which will be stated in the description or on the label. You don't have to pay GNC prices when you purchase these supplements. I also take L-lysine, L-Glutamine, L-Carnitine (or Acetyl L-Carnitine), Vit.B-12 (sublingual), Potassium and Co-Q10 (ubiquinone) for the heart and general muscle functions. Just about to change drug regimens as I have been on AZT/DDI for 19 years! Hoping to increase my T-cells (444) and find some energy with the change in meds. No complications other than brain fog (take Modanifil) and muscle wasting which I hope is going to improve with new meds. Will post again in 6 months and let you know what has changed.

Offline bubba53

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 09:12:41 AM »
 Thanks for the info everyone,Wade

Offline Fisher

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Re: vitamine d deficiency
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 03:34:20 PM »
Hey Bubba:

57 years young. Taking a script for vitamin d deficiency, too. But I live way up in New England, and suspect many here have this issue.
- fisher
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 Western Blot
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