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    Default Who has had Vitamin D Levels Checked?

    Mine were tested, recently, and found to be pretty low. Not surprising, given that I avoid the sun.

    I've been put on a prescription for Vitamin D, as a result. Hasn't seemed to impact my rosacea in a negative way, but it appears to have made a positive difference in fatigue level, and overall well-being.

    I think it's good information to have. Of course, now I've done all sorts of research into the various D's (D2, D3, etc.)

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    My dermatologist wanted my Vit. D level checked, so I had that done recently. It seemed routine for him to have patients' Vit. D levels checked (especially for those that wear sunscreen). He said that in their office it was uncommon for one of their patient's to have normal D. My level came back normal, but I take supplements - Calcium with Vit. D.

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    Mine are non-existant. The lowest my doctor had ever seen! I feel that's..... somewhat of an achievment.

    I have a prescription for a supplement but have yet to take it. Am shovelling so much stuff into my body unrelated illnesses as it is .

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    I have to say I feel so much better than I did. It's fairly amazing to me how one little vitamin can have so much impact.

    I've got family and friends checking their levels, too.

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    Hi Strive and all,

    Your post caught my eye.

    Here's a recent really great article on Vit D dosing and testing. Note the discussion, however, on the prescription form of Vit D (Vit D2 in the US) and the resulting unnatural metabolic by-products in the 2nd to last paragraph on page 13:

    Use of Vit D in Clinical Practice


    Here's the article that the above article refers to in support of Vit D3 over Vit D2, btw:

    The case against ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) as a vitamin supplement

    Finally, here's a recent very easy to read article on Vit D metabolism:

    Cell Defenses and the Sunshine Vitamin

    Hope this might help... Hang in there...

    Dan
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    Hi Dan
    Thanks very much for that info.
    I hope all is going well for you!

    Best wishes,
    Melissa

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    Anyone know what their vit d level was when tested?

    I had mine tested about 1yr ago....came back at 38...bottom of normal range is listed as 20....so my doctor said mine was fine.

    I was shocked as I avoid the sun....wer high spf always.....but even at 38 by some studies it is on the lower end I believe.
    Dx 1998

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    Hi Darlene,

    Dan answers this question in this thread

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...licidin&page=4

    He believes that your levels should be much higher.

    HTH

    Melissa

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    I had mine tested back in February and it was at 28.2. I've never been good about wearing sunscreen and I am in the sun a lot in the summer but our winters are without the sun a lot. My GP recommended to take 1000 ius daily. I started taking it but have not been consistent. I go see her again on Friday and I'm going to ask her specifically about the D3.

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