Just posted this on Everyday Living, but it’s relevant for people who only use this forum too.
Just had a call from my GP. I saw her before Christmas because I’d been having worse than normal fatigue and weakness and wanted to rule out other things before blaming my MS. Had a load of blood tests and some of the results are in…
My vitamin D level is 345! WAY too high!!!
So a word of warning: please don’t make my mistake, i.e. popping high dose vitamin D3 capsules and not getting a regular blood test to check that your levels are in the 150-200 nmol/l range - because above that is really not a good idea!
I cannot believe I was so stupid! I had regular tests in the first year I started taking D3 supplements, but not since. Doh!
For anyone thinking, “Eh?”, vitamin D3 supplements are recommended these days for people with MS. I found 5,000iu wasn’t enough to get my level up to 150nmol/l so I started alternating 10,000iu with 5,000iu a day and then assumed that would be fine so stopped getting tested. BAD assumption - I’ve clearly been taking far too much for a while. Don’t let this put you off taking a D3 supplement though - just make sure and get regular tests.