Tue, Apr-09-13, 14:45
any comparison between the 2 vitD tests?
Is there any comparison between the 2 vitD tests? I'd like to know if 49 on the 1,25(OH)D has a counterpart on the 25(OH)D test?
My doctor had the 1,25(OH)D test done Dec.2012 & it was 49 (range 32-72)
I wanted my levels to the top of the range of normal & I figured that if 40,000iu daily only gave me a result of 49 that I should increase the dosage. So I did a loading dose of 160,000iu & daily dose thereafter of 60,000 & my endo did the 25(OH)D March 5 2013 & it came up 202 - I feel no different & I had no pain.
I knew 25(OH)D also called 25 hydroxy is the better marker of overall D status but assumed they would be somewhat close in results.
I've been taking high levels of vit D3 for the past 3 years - it's the only thing that manages my muscle pain. I was in constant pain for 10 years before trying vitD.
Slight pain started a week later & it has progressed to becoming unbearable & waking me from sleep.
I wanted to wait til May for my next doctor appt & retesting but think that the pain relates to my level of deficiency.
2010 - 35,000iu a day for 17 days- 8000iu day for 36 days - 40,000iu a day for 10 days - 12,000iu thereafter
2011 - 12,000iu
2012 - 40,000 daily
Dec 2012 - tested vitD levels = 49 (range 32-72) (discovered wrong test in March)
levels need to be above 50 for body to use optimally/properly
have been doing over 40,000iu daily for over a year after reading about Dr. Joe Prendergast recommendation of 50,000iu daily
2013 incr level to 50,000iu daily (50,000-60,000)
1/21/2013 - added 100,000 (total 150,000 for one day)
3/05 retested with *correct* test - tested at 202 ng/mL
STOPPED supplementation 3/14/2013 (will be retested in may)
A little pain started 3/20 & is becoming unbearable 4/7/2013