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Hey all, this is my first post here and I'm hoping to get some advice.
After a year or so of intermittent aches and pains, lethargy and my depression and anxiety worsening, I went to my GP as I wondered about vitamin D. I'd been working in a call centre for a while so knew I probably wasn't getting enough sunlight, and my mum had even diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency last year after having similar symptoms.
Had the blood test last week and my levels are very low at only 15nmol/L. They also did a FBC which I was all fine (they didn't check my calcium though). I haven't had the chance to see my GP since, it was just a phone call from the surgery to tell me that my levels were low and that a prescription was ready for me. I've been prescribed Fultium 800UI, one to be taken daily for 3 months, then repeat the blood test. The patient leaflet says for severe deficiency between 1-4 can be taken daily (depending on how deficient), and says 1-2 for a maintenance dose! This information here says 4 a day for a loading dose too: http://www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Vitamin-D-Guidelines-KSS-HPSU.pdf I'm in West Sussex so those would be the correct guidelines.
I'm not sure what to do; obviously I'm concerned about getting my levels back up, so I'm not happy that I appear to be on just a maintenance dose, but I'm apprehensive about questioning my GP and doing the whole "I found this information online" thing!
Also do factors such as age, height and weight affect the loading dose (particularly height/weight)? I'm 26, only 5ft2 and just under 8 stone.
Or has anyone else been on the same dose and had their levels go back up within the 3 months?
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