So today I called my GP for the results of my Vitamin D test (which I had over a month ago).
She started off by saying that neither her or a colleague could find any information about Vitamin D and its effect/impact on MS.
To which I said that it’s spoken about on the MS Society and MS Trust websites for a start.
So eventually she said that the average result for healthy people is between 50 and 100 (sorry for the vague numbers, she probably told me the unit of measurement but I was quietly fuming by this point).
Anyway my score is 38 – a little over a third of what it should be (i guess) but not low enough to be deemed 'insufficient' (which is 25 and under).
She said that she wouldn’t have a problem prescribing some supplements but that I could go and talk to a chemist to get a steer.
Thanks for that (another slow hand clap,please).
So my question to you is:
- Do you take Vitamin D supplements?
- If so, what dosage do you take?
- How did you come to that decision? Finger-in-the-air guess or consultation with a GP / MS Nurse?
- Should I just go and live in Italy instead?
I know that I’ve had some comments about this before (which seem to back up the European Food Safety Authority view that 4000 can be taken safely) but all help / guidance gratefully received.