Well, folks, apparently my summer course of high-dose vitamin D was insufficient to bring my levels above the “severely deficient” line. So I’m on the D again. Weekly pills of 50,000 IU.
I’m thinking I should be able to write off the family’s trip to Mexico as a medical expense, since there’s not enough sunlight where I’m at for my body to synthesize the vitamin D from the UVB rays. How horrible. I’ll have to lay in the sun to get healthy. Pity me.
Seriously, though, I will be sure to spend some unprotected time in the sun each day UP HERE (the Mexico sun will be too intense to go without sunscreen, methinks) to see what I can do to increase my levels. I’m surprised the first course “didn’t take.” I can’t remember if I was at 18 or 22 before, but I’m up to 24 now, and the “line” is drawn at 30. I hope this course does the trick!
I did see some 2000IU pills at Costco today. I do have a liquid D3, and when that’s out, I’ll get the pill form.
Next time you need a blood draw, PLEASE request a vitamin D check!