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! & The Importance of Getting Vit. D Checked.

Friday, July 26, 2013

First, I want to thank you for your notes of encouragement and prayers. I am feeling better today, and I wanted you to know.
I saw my Dr. and I have several things going on right now, the fatigue is mostly caused by the Lupus, but I also have my thyroid so out of wack that I need follow up on that as well as my Vit D level being dangerously low.
I am part of a huge Lupus study being conducted out of University of San Francisco. I have been a part of it for many years, and they are making some advances in Lupus that will help us all.
It was through them that they asked if I have had my vitamin D checked, because it is a real problem for those of us who must stay out of the sun. I hadn't thought of it, and my Dr hadn't either-which is too bad because he is a rheumatologist and should have asked to have it checked.
So, I am telling you to get your checked if your Dr hasn't done this! I am now taking mega doses, and taking it with magnesium which helps it to absorb.
This is another reason I am so fatigued, so please have your levels checked as well.
I hope your day is going better, your support has been so encouraging!

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APHRODIDTE 7/27/2013 9:10PM

    Again, THANK YOU for your uplifting words. I just feel that there are so many wonderful, compassionate people out there.
Here's a note on the Vitamin D- I am on Vitamin D3 10,000 I.U. and take a separate magnesium to help it absorb.
My vit D was around 9, so it should be at least 30.
Please get your levels checked! I know that I have osteoporosis because long term steroid use can cause it, we don't get enough sunlight because we wear sunscreen, and there are other factors too.

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/27/2013 1:59PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better! My daughter, who just turned 18, had a Vitamin D level of only 8! She has been on the 50,000 iu/week prescription dose for about 4 months now. After 3 months, her level was up to 22, but that's till too low-and she gets in the sun almost daily.

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CGEM61 7/27/2013 1:14AM

    Hope your feeling more like yourself soon. You are brave being part of a lupus study. emoticon and emoticon

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KACAR51 7/26/2013 6:57PM

    Interesting info! Glad you are feeling better! emoticon emoticon

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SKIRNIR 7/26/2013 6:18PM

    What level dose are you on? My husband was recently put on a high level dose of Vitamin D and just wonder how often people are put on that high a dose.

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