Asked by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 26, 2015
IAW on November 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm
Malcolm 60ng/ml is perfectly fine to have. The upper end of the range is 100ng/ml but you probably do not need to be that high. I think you are questioning how high it was after only two weeks of supplementing? But I guess you do not have a vitamin d reading before supplementing? Also I do not know how many iu’s are in your “spray”? I also do not know where you live so you may be getting some through sunshine and you can get some through diet but not usually too much. So some more information would be helpful.Answered by IAW on November 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm
Not had vit d test before. Oral spray 3000iu/ml per spray/day. I live in uk. With hep b I need to get as much vitd3 into my liver cells/tissues to help clear/reduce virus. I am hbvdna blq. (Below level of quantification) & minimal risk/ very very low risk overall is what my doc. says. Any advice on level to keep as high as healthy would be appreciated please.
ThanksAnswered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm
Sorry yes I do not know why so high after a short time on supplement but was it my diet. I eat very healthily non smoker no alcohol(my choice I can drink within guidelines if I wish)
ThanksAnswered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm
IAW on November 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm
Malcolm I am not a doctor or scientist. I do not think I would worry, You may not want to take more than the 3000 iu spray and get retested (if you can) in another 6-8 weeks to see if has increased considerably or maybe it will not. The Vitamin D sprays can absorb better than the pills. If you cannot retest then just make sure you are aware of the symptoms of overdose but I really do not feel that will happen. By some of the people that have come to Q & A, it seems as though some people can get higher levels with less than the 5000iu that is recommended. I hope you supplement with some magnesium or make sure there is plenty in your diet.
If I did not answer all your questions or have another, let me know!Answered by IAW on November 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm
IAW on November 27, 2015 at 11:12 am
There is just not enough information to say one way or the other. If you would rather be extra careful than do the 1000iu and wait 8 weeks and get retested. I got the impression that your health otherwise is good. Is it? No sense rushing and then incurring problems.Answered by IAW on November 27, 2015 at 11:12 am
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 11:45 am
My GP says I am really healthy for my age. I do not want the possibility of upsetting my hbv test results after being so stable for 20 yrs. HBVers need higher doses of vit d to get into cells/ tissues of liver to be beneficial. Also intact parathormone needs to be lowest of normal range to be effective. Not sure what that is but not been tested as my GP will not do it.
Any advise please.
Kind regardsAnswered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 11:45 am
IAW on November 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm
I am not sure where you are getting your information from but you do not need higher doses or levels. Only if you are actually sick, then you may want to be higher in the range.
I think you are worried about getting “hypercalcemia” and the following are symptoms.
The symptoms of hypercalcemia include:
• feeling sick or being sick
• poor appetite or loss of appetite
• feeling very thirsty
• passing urine often
• constipation or diarrhea
• abdominal pain
• muscle weakness or pain
• feeling confused
• feeling tired
So if you get any of these symptoms while taking Vitamin D then you should see your doctor who will check your calcium levels.Answered by IAW on November 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm
I read from a forum on hepatitis b. So you are saying I should perhaps take 1000iu/ml daily for sufficient level of vit d. My calcium level was checked when vit d was & that was ok.
Thank you for your info & time IAW.
RegardsAnswered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm
I am worried that anything different to what I have done in the past may reactivate my hbv. Not so much my vit d level. Hence the concern on finding a good level of vit d.
Thanks againAnswered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm
IAW on November 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm
Malcolm what I was trying to say was that you did only spend two weeks with the 3000iu and your level was 60ng/ml. Unfortunately we had “NO” beginning level to compare it to. So if you spend 6 more weeks with the 3000iu I have no idea what your level will turn out to be. So if you want to err on the cautious side then take the 1000iu for 8 weeks and then see what your level is. I am NOT saying the 1000iu will be enough.
If your HBV was active and you were having health problems, then sometimes we advise people under those conditions to have a higher level like 80ng/ml. I think that is what the forum was trying to say. If I still do not make sense let me know!Answered by IAW on November 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm
malcolmrobins08456100 on November 29, 2015 at 1:15 am
Thanks IAW. Yes, I understand what you are saying. I think I will take 1000 for a couple of months then retest as I want to maintain a high level. I can then have an idea whether to increase or not. As I had only been taking 3000 for 2 weeks prior to test then I would assume my level was already quite good naturally. Or do levels rise that quickly on supplementation? I would not have thought so.
Again many thanks.Answered by malcolmrobins08456100 on November 29, 2015 at 1:15 am
IAW on November 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm
Well Malcolm you are full of questions.
I think your level raised “fairly quickly” so I do not know what to make of it. Most people need a lot more than what their “diets” provide so we do not promote looking to your diet for the necessary amount. Now like I said maybe someday we will find that some people only need 2000iu’s and others need 15,000iui’s but right now we can only go on the information we have available.
So anyway I like your plan above. Let me know what your level is then after the 1000 iu a day.Answered by IAW on November 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm