Thankfully in most states you can order your labwork yourself online.
Vitamin D council has an at home test, which you have to mail in to get results.
You also have to be able to prick yourself with a pre-loaded lancet, very similar to what diabetics have to do on a daily basis... and squeeze out the blood onto a blotter.
No doctor/lab visit, no exposure to ill and infectious patients in the waiting room.
Its about $65. www.vitamindcouncil.org/
It seems as though 5000 IU is the dose necessary for MOST of us with this problem to get to where we need to be and maintain it.
Little Wind... I'm thinking that your doctor is cautious with the dose of D, because 5000 IU is so much higher than the RDA . D is an oil solable vitamin, which means it can be retained in the liver and fatty tissues to toxic levels. But for some 5000IU is what we need just to have normal levels of D.
Have a fun day, all... I'm off to my yoga class!
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