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    I've been taking it for years. It is the ''Sunshine Vitamin" and important for many systems in the body. But because I am so sensitive to heat, I hardly get out in the sunshine. So a supplement is it for the most part.

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    I live away from the sun for the most part too. I still take 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 every day.

    Those studies seem to be both good and not-so-good news for vitamin D fans. On the one hand, they didn't conclusively show benefit but they were good enough to mean more studies will be done.
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    Agate, that is a lot of vitamin D3. I take 2000 IUs per day and it keeps mine about where they think it should be. I have been taking it for probably 12 to 15 years. I was at a lower dose and decided to up it. As long as it does not hurt anyone I see no reason not to take it. My Neurologist wanted me on it.
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    Our MS clinic (Partners related w over 5000 patients) asks us all to to D3 5000 U daily.

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    My doc told me to stop it when my values went sky high. Will ask this week if they dropped enough to take it again etc

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    I take 3000 IU/day, my doctors have been monitoring it for years.

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    Doc. Said to restart it 2,000 IU alternate days instead of every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jendie View Post
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    I take 3000 IU/day, my doctors have been monitoring it for years.
    Do you mind if I ask how they monitor it? I haven't noticed any monitoring of mine except that a vitamin D test was done in 2013, showing my vitamin D level was 76.3 ng/ml (normal being 30-100ng/ml), and I was told to keep on with the 5,000 IU/day. Is a person's vitamin D level supposed to be checked more often, I wonder?
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    It seems it's in my blood work a couple of times a year.

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