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5/29/13 10:30 P

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My levels were 13 this winter, so I had to increase to the 50,000IU twice a week, plus 2000mg everyday. It really helped my mood as well.




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4/29/13 3:22 P

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mine went from 20.4 in january to 24 in march
i am also taking 50000 iu vitamin d once a week, i take d3 4000 iu once a day and am drinking milk, oj with added vitamin d and getting as much from cereal, tuna, cottage cheese, etc
whereever i can find it
i havent yet gone back on metformin, i go back to my family doc in may so i am going to discuss it with her
my vitamin d lab work wont be repeated til june
i hope to see an improvement
cant seem to get it from the sun because it just seems the sun is on permanent vacation so far this spring

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4/29/13 12:23 P

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I too was very low on vitamin D (mine was at 15). I started 50,000 UI once a week, a multi vitamin and Metformin a year ago and my vit D is now at 45, so the Metformin has not affected my Vit D. My B12 was low to start. I will be having that and my D levels checked in a week or two. Hope this helps

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4/22/13 7:35 P

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You can also look into getting a safe UV light source in the house that produces what your body needs. They use this same type of light to help people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well. It also helps your plants in the house!

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4/19/13 9:40 A

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well, i do try to get out in the sunlight as much as possible, we havent had a whole lot of it here in east ky in the last few months.
we have here in the last coupla weeks seen a few pretty sunny days.
but apparently there is something causing my body not to absorb it.
the doc says maybe a possibilty is when i had my gallbladder removed, it can speed up the time it takes ones body to digest food.
from jan to march it increased from 20.4 to 24...a small increase, so hes going to recheck it again in june....maybe by then the rain and clouds and cold will be replaced by sun...right now, its in the 50s and raining, and cloudy and dark outside.

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4/18/13 6:35 A

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I have not heard of anything with metformin causing vitamin D issues.
Do you not get outside in the sunlight often? That is how most people get enough vitamin D. I know my mom has to take vitamin D, calcium and something else vitamin wise because of her blood pressure. I tend to be a little low on b vitamins and iron at my checkups.

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4/17/13 9:46 A

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i was recently diagnosed thru lab work with a severe vitamin d deficency, my vitamin d level in jan was at 20.4 and im told by the doctors that 80 to 100 level is considered good
they want me up to around 50 at least to help with the healing of a broken metatarsal bone in my left foot, stress fracture from walking....
here is my concern and i do plan to bring this up to my doctors....metformin is designed to lower the androgens in the body, a hormone.
my concern is, how does it affect my body from absorbing vitamin d, my doctor currently has me on 4,000 iu daily of vit d and 50,000 unit tablet once a week.
i am trying to research it to find out what might possibly have been causing the malabsoprtion of vitamin d in my body...because according to alot of reading, it can cause a vitamin b12 deficet in the body of those taking metformin, and alot of patients have to be given high doses of vitamin b12 and shots as well.

im afraid to start back on metformin until i know for sure there is no connection which could be causing my body from absorbing the vitamin d...
anyone who might have any helpful information or websites to share where i can gain more info would be appreciated.

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