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Thread: Taking Vitamin D

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    My Dr. told me to start taking vitamin D every day a few months ago. He gave me a shot of Vitamin D first. I didn't feel bad before but I have a much better feeling good feeling now. And I have noticed I sleep better. I take 20,000 units a day sometimes more if I'm not out in the sun for any length of time. I buy the 5,000 unit gel caps. I've been reading about Vitamin D studies and it's really amazing. Kids who don't play outside in the sun for a few hours every day need lots of vitamin D. Teens need a lot of it along with calcium. No adverse reactions to Vitamin D has ever been reported. It's cheap so ask your Dr. if it will benefit you to take Vitamin D.

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    According to my dermatologist, never, never go out without sunscreen.

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    thanks for the information!

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    My Dr. also put me on Vitamin D in mid winter and it did wonders for my energy levels. I was suffering from the mid winter blues and didn't want to do much of anything. He started me on Vitamin D and B12 shots once a month and I am like a different person.

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    My Doctor has told me the same thing, Taking vitamin D is one of the best things you can do for your body, besides eating the proper foods. I have been taking vitamin D gel cap's for two years now.

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    My Dr.'s info and what I have read, if you do not have problems from the sun, it's okay to go without sunscreen for 15 min. That's enough time to get a lot of Vitamin D. But it's easy to just to take Vitamin D if you have to use sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks Vitamin D. I think natural sunlight is the pure stuff so I try to get 15 mins a day in it with at least 20% of my skin exposed to the sun. I do keep my face protected. Don't need anymore wrinkles.

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    After I started taking vitamin D my asthma improved considerably.

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    My DH's doctor suggested that he start taking vitamin D. Much research has been done, it seems to help with many conditions

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    My doctor just put me on vitamin D also and I thought I got plenty of sun!

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    I started taking it last summer after reading about the benefits in Prevention magazine. I am not taking as much as you are but I do feel much better 'on' it than not. Last summer up here in New England, we had a very rainy July and that was part of my motivation to try it out.
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    I need to get my vitamin d level tested nest time i go to the doc.

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    Hmmm interesting topic.....just one of the reasons I love reading this board.

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    hmmm, i take vitamin D with my calcium.

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    I was taking 5000 IU of Vitamin D every day and the doctor told me, after blood work was done, to stop taking it every day and only take it twice a week.

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    Funny this topic should come about. My dr just put me on Vitamin D as well because my bloodwork came back showing my D level was low. Have not gotten it filled yet, but I will tomorrow. I can use all the energy I can get....

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    I am also taking Vitamin D and don't feel a difference at all. I work at a doctor's office and it seems that everyone is taking this now. I do have to admit that I don't go outside as much as I use to.

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    My doctor also put me on a Vit D. therapy. I don't play in the sun but I also don't stay indoors a lot so I asked him how come so many people are deficient nowadays and he told me that they've upped the minimun daily requirement; they found people need more of it. So now I take a multi vitamin for seniors (yes, I'm going to be graduating soon), calcium and Vit D. I do feel pretty good. thanks for posting this.

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    I need to start taking it. Anything that will help.

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    I tested low for Vitamin D a couple of years ago, and the doctor put me on 50,000 once a week for a month. That brought me up to the lowest end of normal.

    She didn't say a thing about the benefits of taking it other than bone health.

    Last year, another doctor said I was supposed to keep taking it as a daily supplement (whatever the usual daily dose is). She retested me and I was still just barely in the normal range.

    I have it, and I'm going to take it right now.

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    DH and I also take it and it has made such a difference. We both feel better and have a better outlook and neither of us has been sick since we started. That includes colds. I think it makes all of the difference.

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    Well, I can't take it!!! Makes me sick to my stomach...no matter which one I take or how much. SO, my doc said to go out without sunscreen for at least 10 minutes a day....that worked!!!

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    If you have a possible sarcoidosis diagnosis, do not take vitamin D without first discussing it with your fave specialist.

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    You also need calcium with it or vit D with cal for it to absorb 8-)

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    I found during the winter with lack of sunshine, if I took Vit. D and taking Calicum W/ D I didn't have the low energy I had without it. I did decide to stop taking the extra and not getting much sun I feel sluggish, maybe I need to start taking it again.

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    Glad you are all finding benefits from Vit. D. If you have any health conditions/take medication of any description, please check with your pharmacist or doctor before taking vitamin supplements, or herbal remedies.

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