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6/12/13 7:08 P

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hey B!
What was your vitamin D number and reference range for the test you were given?

Thats great you can cut back, one less thing to supplement!

The RDA is 400IU.
Sunlight is one way to get it, 20 minutes at a time, if you're not concerned about photo-aging... wrinkles and spider veins, losing skin elasticity. I really wish I'd limited my sun time as a youth.

Do you eat fermented foods, like kimchi and saurkraut?
What about kefir and yogurt?
I realize you are a vegetarian but some eat dairy.

Your high B12 is prolly due to bacterial fermentation in your intestines.
How is your iron?
Do you find yourself bloating an hour or so after meals?

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6/12/13 6:30 P

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Hmmm, just got my lab work done several weeks ago and my vit D levels were high that my GP told me to stop taking the D supplements. I was taking 1000 IU /day.
I have Hashimoto's.
I probably walk outside a min of 4 days/ week.
My B12 is abnormally high still ....despite being a vegetarian for many years and I haven't supplemented.


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3/25/13 9:58 P

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My pleasure!
Thanks for the positive feedback... I try to share what I've learned with members here, as I know first hand how miserable thyroid disease can be.

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3/25/13 8:05 P

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Thank you so much! I went to an endocrinologist because I was not getting satisfactory results for my hypothyroidism from my internal medicine doctor. Now I feel limited by the information given by my endocrinologist. As an RN, I know that there has to be more information out there somewhere. I am very impressed with the information that you have given on the Thyroid Community.

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3/24/13 11:09 P

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Welcome to our team, Curry!

Glad to hear you are getting your vitamin D levels up!

Something to think about... you need magnesium in order to effectively process the vitamin D. Or you can get headaches.

There's several forms you can take.
Magnesium oxide is the most common but its also poorly absorbed.
Magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate and magnesium malate ares thought to have the better absorption profiles.

Magnesium malate has the added benefit in that the malic acid portion of it can be utilized in the energy cycle of the cell. Important if you have aches and pains.

I love a hot soak in Epson Salts (magnesium sulfate.. to be had in Walmarts for under $3 a bag) in winter... along with some lavender essential oil, glycerin and vitamin C added to the water. So relaxing before bed.

Here's an article about vitamin D, magnesium and the other co-factors necessary for good health, that I would encourage you read. Just click on the cofactor and it will bring an article up:
www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitami
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I am new to SparkPeople and the Thyroid Community, so I don't know if I am adding this information in the correct place. Anyway, I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. When I was still exhausted when my levels were within normal range, my endocrinologist checked my Vitamin D levels. My Vitamin D Level was 7 (this is very low). She put me on a 50,000 Unit once a week pill for a period of time. My next lab was much better: 38. I will need to take Vitamin D supplements for the rest of my life (obviously, levothyroxine as well at higher and higher doses). I also found it interesting that migraines are a symptom of Hashimoto's. I am seeing a neurologist for migraine treatment. Neither doctor mentioned that migraines could be a symptom of Hashimoto's.

Anyway, thank you for listening.

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2/6/13 3:50 P

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thx, Mom!

As the article suggested, they are finding more and more autoimmune diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency. although its hard to say which came first, the autoimmunity or the low D.

For example, there is some reason to believe that the incidence of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) correlated with lack of vitamin D, since distribution patterns tend to favor a higher incident of MS in the Northern latitudes that receive less UV light, which is what creates vitamin D in our skin.

I read somewhere a while ago that people with thyroid disease actually have less vitamin D receptors on their cell membranes. HHhhhhh.

Anyways...

The Vitamin D Council has a wealth of good information... as well as offering at home vitamin D tests. You will have to prick yourself with a preloaded lancet and squeeze out some of your own blood onto a blotter (been there, done that!) much the way a diabetic has to, in order to get a blood sample for glucose monitoring.

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blog.vitamindcouncil.org/2013/02/03/
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Blog about Vit D and Hashimotos. I don't think it's really anything new but it's always interesting to see what's being said and studied.

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