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    how much vitamin D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanzdslpwr1
    how much vitamin D?
    I'm thinking you would need to know you current level to know how much is needed for optimal levels.
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    I was slightly vitamin D deficient in my original pre-TRT labs, so that does seem like a good idea especially considering I'll be in Canada and haven't lived outside of Texas my whole life.

    I know it would help to know my levels now, but what would be a good amount to start with? How much is too much?
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    who wants to pay for bloodwork for vit D?
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    I'm pretty sure nobody does. If you have insurance ask your doc to add it to labs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlosCarlie
    I know it would help to know my levels now, but what would be a good amount to start with? How much is too much?
    I was slightly deficient too and started taking 5000iu a day. Its been a month but I haven't had it checked since.

    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about...pplementation/

    I should probably take more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    I was slightly deficient too and started taking 5000iu a day. Its been a month but I haven't had it checked since.

    I should probably take more.
    Yeah I did some googling and it looks like 5000 seems fairly standard. I was only taking 1000, so maybe bumping it a bit will be helpful.

    Have you noticed any difference in mood, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlosCarlie

    Yeah I did some googling and it looks like 5000 seems fairly standard. I was only taking 1000, so maybe bumping it a bit will be helpful.

    Have you noticed any difference in mood, etc?
    It's hard to say. I have too many other variables right now...started trt a few months ago and still not dialed in, came off other medication, etc. Mood and energy are slightly up but I can't attribute that solely to vitD supplementation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    It's hard to say. I have too many other variables right now...started trt a few months ago and still not dialed in, came off other medication, etc. Mood and energy are slightly up but I can't attribute that solely to vitD supplementation.
    Depends on person's ability to absorb it.
    I have many Dr's who have patients who have been taking 5,000 ius a day still testing in <30. So do not be fooled...
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix
    Depends on person's ability to absorb it.
    I have many Dr's who have patients who have been taking 5,000 ius a day still testing in <30. So do not be fooled...
    Definitely not fooled. I'd be surprised if its doing much at all considering my body's lack of ability to absorb most things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Definitely not fooled. I'd be surprised if its doing much at all considering my body's lack of ability to absorb most things.
    This is why my emphasis is on the GI tract and liver, If you can not get the building blocks in there then you can not make hormone, neurotransmitters. I don;t know why Dr will not use common sense when it comes to things. It just baffles me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix

    This is why my emphasis is on the GI tract and liver, If you can not get the building blocks in there then you can not make hormone, neurotransmitters. I don;t know why Dr will not use common sense when it comes to things. It just baffles me..
    Endos can't seem to grasp that concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix

    This is why my emphasis is on the GI tract and liver, If you can not get the building blocks in there then you can not make hormone, neurotransmitters. I don;t know why Dr will not use common sense when it comes to things. It just baffles me..
    I have found they have a hard time considering anything outside there specialty/comfort zone. My current endo overlooks most things in general. I haven't spoke with him yet but after my recent atch stim test he ignored my atch level of 5 (ref 10-60) via letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    I have found they have a hard time considering anything outside there specialty/comfort zone. My current endo overlooks most things in general. I haven't spoke with him yet but after my recent atch stim test he ignored my atch level of 5 (ref 10-60) via letter.
    Again every cases is different, until you sit down and talk to the person then and only then will you see the true picture. Many times I have read something on line then person sitting there in front of you tells you pieces of the puzzle which changes the whole out come of the treatment by their DR. This is why forums can be missleading because the whole picture is not there which could resulting in making information sounding validate end up back firing on them. In case like yours I bet I am only getting 20-25% of the entire case scenerio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix

    Again every cases is different, until you sit down and talk to the person then and only then will you see the true picture. Many times I have read something on line then person sitting there in front of you tells you pieces of the puzzle which changes the whole out come of the treatment by their DR. This is why forums can be missleading because the whole picture is not there which could resulting in making information sounding validate end up back firing on them. In case like yours I bet I am only getting 20-25% of the entire case scenerio.
    Hopefully ill be able to discuss in detail with you in the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Hopefully ill be able to discuss in detail with you in the future
    Be good to find a good dr to get on board with add a huge part to the puzzle making things go much easier.
    Time and place for everything.
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    Update:

    The move was pretty stressful, but I'm feeling a lot better after getting settled in. Have been getting strong morning erections everyday now which wasn't even happening pre-TRT. Weird.

    Only negative so far is I'm still having back acne flare-ups. I NEVER had problems with this at all pre-TRT and have been off the T for almost a month now. Is this likely just stress related?
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    charlos what you taking to upregulate your body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanzdslpwr1 View Post
    charlos what you taking to upregulate your body?
    Nothing other than Vitamin D, Zing, and Magnesium at the moment. I was taking P5P but dropped the bottle and shattered it.
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    If you're taking vitamin D then be careful about taking antiacids, like Tums or Rolaids because they will cause your calcium levels to rise out of limits and that could be harmful to your kidneys. Vitamin D will increase absorption.
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    [QUOTE=DetroitHammer;3274926]If you're taking vitamin D then be careful about taking antiacids, like Tums or Rolaids because they will cause your calcium levels to rise out of limits and that could be harmful to your kidneys. Vitamin D will increase absorption.[/QUOTt


    tums is one of the worst things ever create. Its a cave men medicine lol more damage then good.
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    [QUOTE=The Matrix;3274939]
    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitHammer View Post
    If you're taking vitamin D then be careful about taking antiacids, like Tums or Rolaids because they will cause your calcium levels to rise out of limits and that could be harmful to your kidneys. Vitamin D will increase absorption.[/QUOTt


    tums is one of the worst things ever create. Its a cave men medicine lol more damage then good.

    LOL...ask me how I know!
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    Any of you know about Vitamin D injections?
    I was seeing this doc who was injecting me with vitamin D once a week.
    I had to stop seeing him though, it was too far for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonko View Post
    Any of you know about Vitamin D injections?
    I was seeing this doc who was injecting me with vitamin D once a week.
    I had to stop seeing him though, it was too far for me
    Probably D2 not active form..Need to find out..
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    Charlos - Why arent you at the very least taking clomid or DAA or something like that???

    Quote Originally Posted by fanzdslpwr1 View Post
    charlos what you taking to upregulate your body?
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlosCarlie View Post
    Nothing other than Vitamin D, Zing, and Magnesium at the moment. I was taking P5P but dropped the bottle and shattered it.
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