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    sheba_q posted:
    Quick background - I've had ulcerative colitis for a looong time and all the associated bathroom time that comes with it.

    Last year I took a writeup to my doctor about how UC (and other digestive disorders for that matter) leads to low Vit D levels, which of course isn't a good thing. When I got my annual blood testing done in the summer that test was added and oh gosh my Vit D level was low (I would have been shocked if it wasn't). So I started taking that vitamin (on top of all the other ones I take). Initially it was a low dose, but after my doctor went to a talk by a specialist about Vit D, we increased how much I take.

    Fast forward to now. I had my annual testing done again and now my Vit D level is within normal. Admittedly the low end of normal but still that's much better than it used to be. So now I'm going to keep taking the amount I'm at, and in winter boost it to the level the doctor suggested. Ok so she suggested I just take the increased level all year, but I already take more pills than I want to - she didn't think of that as mostly she thinks of the prescriptions I take and not all the vitamins on top of that.

    With the exception of the colitis, I'm a pretty damn healthy person. Today it doesn't suck to be me. :)
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    CalGal37 responded:
    Sheba, this is GREAT! Keep it up. It's nice when someone can say 'it doesn't suck to be me!'
     
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    sheba_q replied to CalGal37's response:
    Do you have the same e-mail CalGal? I've sent you a couple messages and haven't heard anything.
     
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    CalGal37 replied to sheba_q's response:
    Been out-of-town, Sheba. Got back and will respond now.


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