vitamin d deficiency please help

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Hi went docter today I was deficient in vitamin d and they gave me 40,000iu a week for 8 weeks but when my course finished I went back and they said gave 1,000iu daily but after 6 weeks or so got my bloods checked my vitamin d from 72 went down to 52. So today went back and now docter saying take 2,000 iu daily but docter did say that they don't kniw much about vitamin d I just wanted to ask you will 2,000iu get my levels back up or not??

I am very worried anyone else same like me docters not listening about vitamin d

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    Your vitamin D may have gone down due to the cold weather as it mainly comes from sunshine. 52 is not a bad reading although 72 is better! Keep taking the tablets and then get a test in a couple of months time. 2,000 iu is quite a good dose. You are probably still well above a lot of people with a reading of 52, as I understand about twenty five per cent of the population is vit D deficient.
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      Hi ptolemy you based in the UK or US yea your right just anxious that them symtoms might come back please can you advise I live in yorkishire can I take more than 2 000iu or no or it doesn't matter which part of uk you live.

      Have you had any experience with vitamin d

      Thank you

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      Yes I live in UK and was diagnosed with 26. Taking supplements and lying out in the sun I have now gone up to 76 but it has taken quite a while. I would not take more than 2,000 iu per day if Imwere you, you can overdo vit D, it is not like vit C where you just pee it out, it can be toxic if you take too much. You are not counted as deficient at 52. 
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