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    What Do You Think About This? Large Does of Vitamin D Appears to Boost Protective Immune Cells
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
    While this study points out much more research needs to be obtained, it gives a glance of how large doses of vitamin D can boost the number and activity of protective immune cells and dampened some abnormal immune cells.

    Vitamin D Shows Early Promise Against Lupus

    Are you taking a vitamin D supplement? What dosage?
    Have you had your vitamin D blood level checked?

    Also of interest -
    New Guidelines Suggest Higher Doses of Vitamin D

    MIBeth responded:
    I am taking 50,000 BTU twice a week and I have my levels checked every three months. If there is improvement or if my levels are nearing normal, I stop taking it but still get labs every three months.
    lisaisweavebee responded:
    My levels of vit. D are low much of the time. I am currently taking 1,000 a day but was up to 3,000/ day awhile back. My nephrologist monitors my levels every 3 months or so.

    I would think most of us lupies would be low due to the whole sun issue.

    RJANU replied to lisaisweavebee's response:
    My vit D levels are low much of the time I take 2000mg a day and then 50mg once a week. When I stop the 50 they get too low.

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