15 Month Blood Work Up – Low Vit D

I had my 15 month blood work done last week.  Everything is great except for my ever persistant problem – low Vit D.  I had an issue with it even before surgery, and between you and I – it always comes up in the summer when I get outside more.  But they never do my blood work in the summer.  Sigh.

So, they now want me on 5000 IUs of Vit D3 per day on top of the amount I was taking in my calcium supplements.  As well, three servings of low fat or skim milk per day, plus yogurt, cheese, etc.  I was taking chewable D on top of my calcium (2000 IUs per day) since as a RNY’er I can’t absorb the gel caps, but it wasn’t enough. 

I went ahead an ordered the 5000 IU dry capsuls from Bariatric Advantage.  We’ll see if those work.  I’ve had a ton of advice – but none of it will help (advice was unsolicited – FYI).  May have told me to take the D caps (um, can’t – oil based – my body doesn’t absorb oil), fish oil caps (um, again, no oil), and increase my sun time.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…half the time the only sun I get is going to or leaving work I’ve been so busy (hence the significant lack of posting here).  We’ll see if the dry D caps work.  I hope so – it’s annoying.

On a good note, I’m not anemic.  My iron is fine, so they took my off my iron supplements because I have such an issue with constipation (ugh – you have no idea).  My b12 is perfect.  Cholesterol, spot on – total is 116 and HDL was 52.  HGBA1C – right around 6 (I’m rounding up).  The picture of health. 

I love my RNY.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christie S
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 20:40:25

    Just move here to Colorado 🙂 We have so much sun I feel like I get exposure even when I’m inside heheeh! Hope the new supplements help!


  2. kelly chorley
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 19:36:40

    I take vitamin shoppe’s liquid vitamin d3, it’s 1000 iu per DROP….not dropper full. You can take 20-40,000 iu per day if you are deficient. I take 10-20000 iu’s per day always, and have good levels, but not over the top by any means. But this is only 10-20 tiny drops, so it’s easy! it’s only $8.99 a bottle that lasts me forever!


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