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    Vitamin D-Nutrition's New Star
    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Vitamin D is all over the news-from depression to weight gain-vitamin D is getting a reputation as THE nutrient to have.

    Find out more in Vitamin D-Nutrition's Newest Star .
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    rubystar2 responded:
    Interesting you should post this. I just had a doctor's appointment last Friday and had lab work done. I asked for a D2, D3 and total Vitamin D test. Also asked for a fasting insulin level so I could do this HOMA calculation.

    HOMA calculation
    davedsel57 responded:
    In March my doctor "sneaked" in a Vitamin D test without telling me. It showed I was low, so they started me on 50,000U once per week. Not sure how beneficial it is yet, plus the blood test is far too expensive. My insurance covers 80% of my lab work, and they priced it at 150.00 and I had to pay $60.00 for all my blood work in March. Too expensive for our tight budget, so I crossed it off the script for the blood work I had done this past Friday. I will talk to my doctor about this when I see him on 5/24. I've heard that there is not enough conclusive evidence yet to prove that is is beneficial. We'll see. Maybe it is the reason my chronic pain is lower and I've been able to do some much yard work.
    teddybear200 responded:
    Way back in 2007 when the majority of my problems started they tested everything including my Vit D - of course they found that low.

    I have been on 1000iu of Vit D3 daily since then. Am tested on a regular basis for things but the Vit 3 is always checked. With 1,000iu daily I am normal.

    When one has Fibromyalgia one of the things they test is Vit D levels. Low Vit D does have an effect on Fibro patients. Deb
    phototaker responded:
    I use Vitamin D everyday for my bones, along with calcium.
    I've been doing that for two years now, since going off hormone treatment.

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